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 Post subject: Plastic surgeon forgoes riches to fix kids' faces across glo
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:29 am 
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Plastic surgeon forgoes riches to fix kids' faces across globe
Rebecca Boone | The Associated Press
November 27, 2008

The turning point came during a group trip to Vietnam in 1999. A child was turned away because it was the medical team's last day in the country -- a day that had been scheduled for sightseeing and shopping.

Williams stayed and reconstructed the child's face. Hospital administrators quietly asked him to come back on his own.

He did, making trips to more countries on his own dime. He created the International Children's Surgical Foundation in December 2005 to raise money so his work could continue when his savings ran dry. The foundation now manages to bring in just enough donations to stay in the black, covering Williams' airfare, hospital fees and a few other travel incidentals.


I love hearing about people who have truly altruist values. What a contrast to those who are all me, me, me. Very uplifting!

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So many great causes and great folks behind them.

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Those are the people who stand out PT. It is easy to let things go by and say, 'too bad'. It is the people who have the ability to fix a problem and actually do so that matter the most.

Most of these people are never lauded in any way. They just do what is right to make a better world and that is their only reward--the feeling they have made a difference if only to one other person or one place.

Many secret heros in life, we only hear of a very few of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Plastic surgeon forgoes riches to fix kids' faces across glo
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If you look at the work of Geoff Williams and his team, you'd see how they works true miracles in many instances.

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