2010 Nagamangala, India

Aug 30, 2010

Travel Days

Nagamangala, India

Twenty-nine dedicated people met on Thursday morning at LAX for a 20 + hour journey. Doctors, nurses, medical professionals, and non medical volunteers, mostly Rotarians, all came together for the Rotaplas... Read More »

Aug 30, 2010

Pre-op Clinic

Nagamangala, India

At 8:30 last night as we were going back to the guest house for the night we walked through the hospital lobby and there were already several families there waiting for the Rotaplast pre-op clinic which do... Read More »

Aug 30, 2010

Surgery Day 1

Nagamangala, India

   For some, the child being born with a cleft lip or cleft palate is viewed as a punishment or a curse for something the mother has done. The opportunity for having the deformity repaired not ... Read More »

Aug 30, 2010

Meet Baby Jayaram

Nagamangala, India

This is the story of the 5-month-old baby boy of Shashikala, the baby with no name. I first saw this family during the clinic where my job was to photograph each patient. The mother was crying uncontrollab... Read More »

Aug 31, 2010

Surgery Day 2

Nagamangala, India

Vicky and I,  Neal and Cheryl have been moved to the youth hostel on campus at the hospital because of transportation problems. We have nicknamed our new home the "Ghetto" but it is nice to... Read More »

Aug 31, 2010

Meet the Pre-op Team

Nagamangala, India

The pre-op ward is the first stop for patients scheduled for surgery. There is a lot of anticipation and fear about their surgery and it is the job of  the Patient Recreation Therapist to provide act... Read More »

Sep 1, 2010

Morning Tour

Nagamangala, India

This morning Vicky and I toured the holding ward where the families and patients stay before going to pre-op for surgery.Everyone perked up when we walked in and it was really heartbreaking to see row afte... Read More »

Sep 1, 2010

Siddegowda

Nagamangala, India

Siddegowda is an 8-year-old boy who has come for a cleft palate repair.  Siddegowda and his mother traveled for 3 hours by bus to get here and have been here since Saturday.  He was born with a... Read More »

Sep 1, 2010

Surgery Day 3

Nagamangala, India

At our 7:00 am breakfast, everyone was in good spirits and ready for the busy day ahead. With 4 surgery tables in use today everyone is expecting a very busy day. The OR Nurses were already busy setting up... Read More »

Sep 1, 2010

Nagamangala, India – Thriveni

Nagamangala, India

Thriveni is a 23-year-old girl with severe burns over her upper torso and contractures to her right shoulder and right wrist. She was injured when she was 13 years old by a fire from a kerosene stove that ... Read More »

Sep 3, 2010

Behind the Scenes

Nagamangala, India

 A couple of behind the scenes cases that are being spearheaded by Rotarian Vicky Wallace and mission Dentist, Dr. Mabel Garcia Mattos. The first is a small mal-nourished baby with a cleft lip and pa... Read More »

Sep 3, 2010

Updates!

Nagamangala, India

I have 3 updates to share with you! Baby Jayaram has moved to the discharge ward and his lip looks wonderful!  Siddegowda, the 8-year-old boy,with the cleft palate has been moved to the discharge war... Read More »

Sep 4, 2010

The Patient Transportation Team

Nagamangala, India

Patient Transportation Team – Is made up of Rotarian PDG Neil McBeth, Rotarian Don Lundy, and,Rotarian Sadashiv Koushik. The Transportation team is responsible for picking up each patient from pre-op... Read More »

Sep 4, 2010

Surgery day 5

Nagamangala, India

The Team is running like a well oiled machine and has completed over 70 surgeries. We are running low on some supplies, but with this resourceful group we will get by. Watching the operating room team this... Read More »

Sep 5, 2010

Mission Dentist

Nagamangala, India

Dentist – Dr. Mabel Garcia Mattos from Uruguay is on her 32nd mission with Rotaplast. She is the mission Dentist and is a wonderful caring lady. To date on this mission, she has completed, 11 extract... Read More »

Sep 5, 2010

Meet the Quartermaster

Nagamangala, India

Mission Quartermaster – PDG Bob Sanchez from Rotary district 6400 in Michigan is the quartermaster for the Nagamangala mission. The job of quartermaster involves making sure the staff has all the sup... Read More »

Sep 6, 2010

Medical Team

Nagamangala, India

 I saved this article about the medical staff for last. I have been with them from the first day clinic to the  last day of surgery, photographing each team in action. I have such a deep ... Read More »

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