Tonawanda News — “They have been just wonderful .... they have taken her to Niagara Falls, bought her clothing and welcomed her warmly,” Meilman said.
Without the Hope For Tomorrow, which has donated more than 3,000 surgeries so far, the operation would have cost $60,000.
“We are grateful that we are able to do this and take time off from our practices,” Meilman said, speaking for the 20 area doctors that have donated their time as part of the group. “This will give me and Dr. Doldan a lot of pleasure to help her significantly.”
Kenmore Mercy has hosted dozens of children and young adults from third world countries who need surgery. The hospital donated the operating room, supplies, post-surgical care and other professional staff members.
“This work that Dr. Meilman is doing is very consistent with the mission of Kenmore Mercy Hospital,” President and CEO Jim Millard said.
Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000 ext. 4150, or follow her on Twitter @JessicaLBagley.