Our January 2010 mission to Quito, Ecuador as seen through the eyes of award winning journalist and KOVR 13 anchor, Sam Shane.
Watch a compelling interview with Dr. Rubinstein from Faces of Tomorrow taken upon his return from Equador.
In the interview Dr. Rubinstein recounts how patients travel miles and miles by boat and other means to be seen.
Get to know the doctors behind Faces of Tomorrow as reported by Channel 13 in Sacramento. Watch as they explain in personal details how they came to believe in their mission and what made them choose to donate their time and expertise to improve the quality of life of people they likely would never meet.
Watch this compelling and beautifully shot documentary about Faces of Tomorrow and their work improving the lives of children and adult alike in Quito, Equador.
You'll be amazed by the beauty of the local and the local color as you follow the FOT team and their patients in their daily lives.
Accomplishment: A volunteer medical team led by Rubinstein is one of 15 national recipients of Kaiser Permanente's 2011 David Lawrence Community Service Award.
Details: Rubinstein, chief for pediatric otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center, is the founder of Faces of Tomorrow, a Davis-based nonprofit organization that provides free surgeries to children and adults with facial deformities inEcuador and the Philippines.
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17 year old Marvin Contiri came to our screening clinic in 2011 to have his bilateral cleft lip and cleft palate repaired and unfortunately we had to turn him away. He learned about the mission late and by the time he arrived our schedule was jam packed and we could not take any more patients. He returned in 2012 and this was his year.Read More: Marvin Contiri
During our 2011 mission to the Philippines we met 19 year old Aireen. Aireen has a severe cleft lip and palate. She also suffers from various neurological deficits leaving her severely delayed. She came to us with many family members as supporters. Our doctors examined her and as a team decided it would not be safe to operate on her because of unknown health risks.Read More: Aireen - A Promise Kept
11 year old Patrick "Captain America" touched the heart of every member of our team. He arrived at our clinic wearing a Captain America t-shirt and to our surprise speaking freely in English to our team. It was really special being able to communicate with him directly.Read More: Kyle Patrick - Captain America