To close the evening’s program, Dr. Eric Payne (pictured) introduced a stunningly beautiful video of a patient named Tenaka whom he cared for in Zimbabwe while serving as a team leader in June. For all that makes this story so special — vulnerability, transformation, gratitude — these qualities are seen in nearly every patient that LEAP serves. Dr. Payne beautifully stated this is what makes surgical mission work so rewarding.
Thank you, Eric, for your leadership and for sharing our work in Zimbabwe at the Gala. Stay tuned for this video that we will share with you in the near future!