Dr. Chatham has always felt it was important not only to use his talents to enhance the beauty of others but also help those that are not as fortunate or have medical needs that are not easily handled in the area in which the individuals live.
This January, Dr. Chatham along with a group of surgeons from Louisville, KY traveled to Ecuador. They were working with a group called “Healing the Children.” During their travel they held clinics and operated in public hospitals in Manta. The surgeries were multi-specialty and included facial deformities,
Like many countries in South America there is much poverty yet much beauty.
Dr. Chatham indicated that the people were very gracious and hospitable and the parents of the children were very appreciative of the work that was being done.
However, Dr. Chatham was quoted as saying, “my Spanish needs a little work. However Mission trips like this always help me to appreciate what we often take for granted here in the U.S.”