2010 Oaxaca, Mexico

Feb 24, 2010

Day One

Oaxaca, Mexico

Our journey together began at the San Francisco airport at 4 a.m., and by 4p.m. we were in Oaxaca, Mexico and ready to get to the hotel and hospital to prepare for the rest of our time here. The Rotaplast Read More »

Feb 24, 2010

Day Two

Oaxaca, Mexico

Hospital de la Ninez Oaxaquena, the Oaxaca Children's Hospital, located in a rural area some twenty miles south of town, will be our place of work during the course of the mission. The hospital is a re... Read More »

Feb 26, 2010

Day Three

Oaxaca, Mexico

This is a day of great hope for the parents and children who have traveled great distances to Oaxaca in order to be evaluated by the surgeons, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, the dentist and speech patho... Read More »

Feb 26, 2010

Day Four

Oaxaca, Mexico

Our day started with fifteen new patients who had arrived in hopes of being added to the surgery schedule. These patients were unable, for various reasons, to come to the regular clinic evaluation.  ... Read More »

Feb 26, 2010

Day Five

Oaxaca, Mexico

In the children’s hospital we are not only in the company of the children who are our patients, but also their healthy brothers and sisters. Rotary volunteers and social workers keep an eye on these sibl... Read More »

Feb 27, 2010

Day Six

Oaxaca, Mexico

Language issues can be very challenging in Oaxaca. Despite the interpreters on our team and those provided by our host Rotary club, some patients speak an indigenous language that is not easily understood ... Read More »

Mar 1, 2010

Day Seven

Oaxaca, Mexico

The surgeons, pediatricians and I went to the hospital this morning to check on the welfare of the children who received surgery on Day Six. Even a day after a cleft lip repair the results are rewarding. &... Read More »

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