Journey for a smile: The whole team

HUGS was founded by Rochester surgeon Dr Vito Quatela in 2003 to help children with facial deformities.

(WHAM) - A P.S. to our reports from Guatemala.

These are the people who volunteered their time, even paid their way, for last month's 31st HUGS mission. HUGS was founded by Rochester surgeon Dr Vito Quatela in 2003 to help children with facial deformities. Next year, there will be five missions: two weeks in Guatemala, and one each in Ecuador, Peru and Vietnam.

For more information about HUGS, click here.

The full five-part series about this trip to Guatemala can be seen below.

Part 1: The organization behind the mission

Part 2: The HUGS team keeps giving back

Part 3: Surgery day for HUGS team

Part 4: The patients and the families

Part 5: Dr. Vito Quatela

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