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Art in the making in the pre-op room

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Waiting to go in for his hernia surgery, Widmayer Nordé draws pictures next to his decorated glove balloon recovery nurse Renaye Mansfield blew up for him.  Photo by Jennifer Browning.

By Jennifer Browning

Port-au-Prince, HAITI–Whether it is minutes or hours, the wait always seems long when waiting for surgery. After getting him dressed for surgery, recovery nurse Renaye Mansfield took a couple of surgical gloves and blew them up for 11-year-old Widmayer Nordé. Widmayer took a pen and drew a face on the makeshift balloons. Widmayer is scheduled for hernia surgery today.

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Keeping the kids occupied critical care recovery nurse Janet Shanley lets the kids play with surgical hats and masks.  Photo by Jennifer Browning.