2010 Apan, Mexico

Oct 19, 2010

Day One

Apan, Mexico

After meeting at SFO with uncanny organization and logistics, those of us leaving from the West Coast and our 26 boxes arrived after an all-night flight to be greeted by our fellow volunteers a... Read More »

Oct 21, 2010

A Grand Welcoming

Apan, Mexico

 An early morning sunrise greeted us in Apan on "Clinic Day" as we made our way to the Hospital General del Altiplano. Awaiting our arrival were over 100 families, some having travelled fro... Read More »

Oct 22, 2010

What a difference a day makes

Apan, Mexico

Luis Eduardo Huerto Lugo and his mother, Maria, travelled 50 miles when they heard of the Rotaplast mission in Apan. Luis, only 13 months old, was born with a bilateral cleft and lip palate and was evaluat... Read More »

Oct 25, 2010

The strength of our patients

Apan, Mexico

Today we had a very full schedule, and the team continued to adapt to an environment which certainly would have been easier with our supplies at hand. At this point, however, we have done so much without o... Read More »

Oct 25, 2010

The mothers of Hildago

Apan, Mexico

 As in so many other Rotaplast missions, it's the mothers who bear the burden of bringing their chidlren to the clinic to be evaluated to determine if they are a candidate for reconstructive surg... Read More »

Oct 27, 2010

Departure Day- Not yet finished

Apan, Mexico

 Our final day in Apan was a busy, but very gratifying one, enhanced by a visit to one of Mexico's most treasured architectural sites. However, there was much to do before departing Apan. We held... Read More »

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