their echocardiogram screenings the children are visited
at their motel guesthouse by Kelly Handy, the local
coordinator of the expedition. The children and their families
have just returned from the temple, where the kids received
blessings (note the ash on their noses) to protect them
through the unknown of the coming days. Besides never
having been to the city before, the children and
not know what to expect from tomorrow's hospital visit.
visit will determine an exact diagnosis for each child,
the nature of which will further determine if local treatment
is possible in Lhasa, or if
Beijing is required for a more intensive procedure.