Yesterday (5/3/12) was our first operating day. There are 30 patients waiting for surgery. We did 5 cases then lost power and had to stop. Both NEPA (Nigerian Electric Power Authority) and the Generator quit.

Author's son en route to the Spring Show

The first case of the trip was very sad. A young man with a sarcoma of the knee. Life's contrasts can be very stark. Compare the two boys below-both are the same age yet their futures will be very different. If the Nigeria boy had lived in the USA, there is a chance his leg could have been saved. 

Nigeria patient en route to an above knee