Mother with her daughter during patient screenings.

Mother with her daughter during patient screenings.

"N's" mother embraces her after her facial cleft repair.

November 2014 Newsletter - So Thankful

Dear Faithful Friends & Supporters,

"I feel so thankful when you are planning to return to help again."— Dr. Le Thi Viet, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Saigon.

Our Trip #35 will be back to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on March 25-April 5, 2015. We will be hosted by Dr. Minh, Director of the Odonto-Maxillo-Facial Hospital (OMFH) and Dr. Nguyen Thuy Chau, Surgery Department Director.

Team #35 Will Include:

  1. Randolph Robinson, MD, DDS, Co-Founder and Team Leader, Denver, CO
  2. James Qiheng Huang, MD, Anesthesiologist, Jacksonville, FL
  3. Patricia King, RN, BSN, Peri-Operative Nurse and FTC Board Member, Denver, CO
  4. Joseph Kurland, Liaison and International Businessman, Denver
  5. Julie Kurland, MD, Anesthesiologist, Denver
  6. Daniel Murrietta, CST, Surgical Technologist, Denver, CO
  7. Ginger Robinson, BSN, RN, Pres., Cardiac/Critical Care Nurse — Liaison, Denver, CO
  8. Lt. Col. Kirk Schlafer, MD, USAF, General and Trauma Surgeon, Washington, DC
  9. Gabriela Stevens, MSN, BSN, RN, Post-Anesthesia Care, Denver, CO
  10. Leslie Wiggin, RN, Peri-Operative Nurse, Denver, CO
  11. Diane Thackery, RN, Post-Anesthesia Care Nurse, Denver, CO

Patient screenings will be on March 28. On March 30-April 3 our team will join the OMFH team to perform facial surgeries. The cases likely will include: pediatric cleft lip and palate closures, reconstructions for motor vehicle accident victims, tumor removals, and TMJ (jaw joint) releases.

Our 13th Facial Surgery Seminar will be on the afternoon of April 3 at the OMFH and presented by our team surgeons. The topics were selected by Dr. Chau, They include: "Facial Tumor Removals" and "Facial Trauma Reconstructions."

We are grateful to each of you for your prayers and support that make these surgeries possible!! Through you — together — we become God's Hand in touching the needy.

In Him, Our Health and Hope,

Ginger, along with Randy and Team #35

Ginger H. Robinson, BSN, RN, Cardiac//Critical Care, President
Randolph C. Robinson, MD, DDS, Oral, Maxillofacial, and Craniofacial Surgeon, Co-Founder

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Trip #35: Scheduled for March-early April 2015
Total number of surgeries since 1993: ~ 1,201
Total trips (34): Bolivia (4), Ukraine, Moldova, Siberia (1), China (3), Vietnam (26)

Face the Challenge (FTC) was founded by Randolph (Randy) C. Robinson, MD, DDS, cranio-maxillo-facial surgeon, and his wife, Ginger Holmes Robinson, BSN, RN (cardiac and critical care). Since the late 1970's, they shared a dream to offer their medical services to the world's needy.
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