Changing Children’s Lives (Aired October 16, 2009)
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Plastic surgeon Dr. Manoj Abraham discusses how he and his dedicated medical teams change the lives of children needing plastic surgery through a humanitarian project called Healing the Children Northeast. The nonprofit’s mission has been to heal children with burn injuries, cleft palates, and other deformities whose families don’t have access to or cannot afford treatment. Many of these children are shunned by their community until they are treated. Since its inception in 1985, Healing the Children Northeast has arranged treatment for more than 33,000 children in the United States and abroad.