2009 Pereira, Colombia

Feb 23, 2009

Safe Arrival

Pereira, Colombia

Team Pereira 2009 arrived safe in Cali Monday night. To start the mission on a good note all medical supplies and luggage arrived at the same time as the team. We were greated by the Rotarians of Pereira w... Read More »

Feb 28, 2009

Opening Clinic

Pereira, Colombia

Clinic started early. It took 30-40 minutes to get to the hospital, the crowds were lined up in all the hall way, and bus loads would be coming in throughout the morning. We all went to our stations to sta... Read More »

Mar 1, 2009

First Three Days

Pereira, Colombia

The first three days of surgery have been an amazing experience for the whole team. In pre-op Barbara was happily surprised to learn that her translator would be Martha Hoyas, the wife of a local head surg... Read More »

Mar 3, 2009

Our Final Days of Surgery

Pereira, Colombia

We are coming into our final days of surgery, hoping to keep ahead of schedule so we can add one or two more patients. We are thinking of the patients that we have already helped, wondering how much better... Read More »

Mar 3, 2009

Halo From Mission Director Tom Fox

Pereira, Colombia

I am so proud of our team that has come to Pereira, Colombia to change the lives of as many individuals as possible, knowing that we are also changing their entire families. So far we have operated on over... Read More »

Mar 3, 2009

Observations and Reflections from Rev. Calvin Mutti

Pereira, Colombia

Observations and Reflections from Rev. Calvin Mutti, Rotarian from Andover, Massachusetts, Non-Medical volunteer, Assistant Quartermaster, and Rookie Mission Participant, written midway through our time he... Read More »

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