Philly hospitals and nonprofit reach out to ease Haitian man’s pain
The rare tumor that was taking over Daniel Smith’s lower jaw made his left cheek look as if it held a fat wad of chewing tobacco. His chin and lower lip jutted, giving him a sullen pout that belied his doleful eyes.
Local specialists remove facial tumor from Haitian student
Drs. Heffelfinger, Krein and Pribitkin take pride and great joy in the results they provide for their patients. The positive changes and increased self-esteem their clients experience is truly gratifying.
At the same time, they realize the gift they have is a precious one, and they seek to share their services with those in need of that gift who may not be able to afford it otherwise.
They give back to the world in a very special way. Dr. Heffelfinger is one of five surgeons who share his cosmetic surgery skills regularly at the Children’s Rehabilitation Institute and Surgery Program (CRISP).