Mission Impossible: Cardiac Surgeon Volunteers in Kenyan Mission Hospital

rayburn_300x300When CHI St. Vincent cardiothoracic surgeon S. Thomas Rayburn, III, MD, boarded the first of the three planes that would take him to Nairobi, Kenya for a mission trip in March of 2015, he realized that he was entirely alone.

“It was my first visit,” he says, “and I didn’t know anyone there.” He also didn’t speak Swahili, the native language, which meant he would be reliant upon an interpreter for communications throughout his visit.

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