Monday, July 20, 2015

Our Little Corner of the World...Part 2!!!

First, it's time to put on those fashionable scrubs...

So Gene and his son Nick are scrubbed up...but the surgeon had to show off his KISS t-shirt!!!

 Once inside it's all business...
...teamwork is the name of the game...

The surgeons get to work...

...but take time out for a photo!!!

I have to be honest was never this dark in the O.R.!!!
Quite the was as light as a bright sunny day...
but when I zoomed in on the surgeons hands in the spotlight...
something magical happened in my camera's sensor!!!
Why mess with a good thing???

Oh...and did I mention?  The surgeons like to have fun!!!

Don't drop Executive Director Marchelle!!!

Doctors Dean Anselmo, David Kulber, (Gene Simmons),
Andre Panossian, McCoy Moretz, Cathy Shin!!!

And if you're wondering...I didn't hear any KISS in the O.R.'s!!!

And in that hallway just between Pre-op and the O.R.'s...
 It's picture time!!!!

That tall, dark, and handsome young man in the back???
Gene Simmons son Nick!!!

Ever feel like knocking some heads together?!


 One little girl brought her stuffed turtle into O.R. with her...

One of the kids was born with basically no ear...
...and it just so happens that one of the surgeons who works with 
MKI is world renowned for crafting an ear form that he then surgically implants...

It was a fascinating process.  A much longer surgery as compared to many of the others...

Looking good!!!

This young man came from Ethiopia about a year ago and has already undergone
about 8 surgeries on both of his hands since he's been here.
Initially, when he first came to the states, he had a ten pound tumor on each hand...
can you imagine that?
The subsequent surgeries have been to normalize the hands and clean out any
calcifications that could turn into a tumor again.

 During the surgery they worked on both hands at the same time.

Talk about fascinating!

 #I Am Mending Kids!!!
BTW...that's Dorothy Lucey on the left...
(past co-anchor of KTTV's morning show Good Day LA)

Will Gibson, President of the Board of Directors for MKI with two surgeons!!!

...and of course...TheChief!!!

And this is what it's all about...
surgery is done...time to go home...
with a huge smile on your face!!!

Mending Kids International

...a more than worthwhile cause...

and a fun volunteer opportunity!!!

Click here if you're interested in finding out more about Mending Kids,

their Hometown Missions,

their overseas missions...

volunteer opportunities....

and gifting opportunities!!!

And remember....this is an international organization....
so there are volunteer opportunities internationally as well!!!

Click on the image below to visit more corners of the world...


  1. A tremendous amount of good being done. Thanks for showing these, Chieftess!

    1. Thank you William!!! One of the things that's great about helping out in this event is that it was doing so much good...and we had fun!!!

  2. This brings a tear of joy to my eyes.

  3. Just super. You and Dan are so special in so many ways.

  4. I've just read all your installments about MK - what a great organization bringing joy into so many people's lives!

    1. Thanks LadyFi!!! It really is a great really does change lives!!!


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