2011 Cebu City, Philippines

Oct 14, 2011

The Long Night

Cebu City, Philippines

The Long Night It never ceases to amaze me how cool travel can be. We left San Francisco at ten pm flying east and flew in darkness all night landing in Manila at 3:30 am, nearly thirteen hours after take-... Read More »

Oct 17, 2011

History, culture and modern growth.

Cebu City, Philippines

Besides repairing cleft lips and palates, the purpose of missions such as Rotaplast's is to foster goodwill, peace and understanding around the globe. The Rotarians of District 3860 provided the Rotapl... Read More »

Oct 17, 2011

Intake Clinic – All Hands on Deck

Cebu City, Philippines

Today’s blog is short because we were busy meeting patients! Intake clinic processes and prioritizes patients for the surgical schedule. The process requires all members of the team to be actively involv... Read More »

Oct 17, 2011

The Surgeries Begin

Cebu City, Philippines

The first day of surgery can often be tense. Just like everything so far on our trip, the opening day of surgery went very smoothly. In spite of having very small operating rooms, things worked exceptional... Read More »

Oct 19, 2011

A Day in the Ward

Cebu City, Philippines

It's hot and humid, probably one of the hottest locations in the hospital.  It's noisy. It's on the street level and all the comings and goings in the hospital complex go past the open fr... Read More »

Oct 20, 2011

Festivals and Dance

Cebu City, Philippines

Dance is an important aspect to Cebu culture. Cebu is known as the capital of dance for the Philippines. The tradition even extended into the prison where prisoners who’ve been convicted of serious crime... Read More »

Oct 20, 2011

A detective story

Cebu City, Philippines

Most everybody likes a good detective story so let's set the stage. Brian, our Mission Director, brought six sets of prosthetic hands with us on the Cebu Mission. These prosthetic hands were donated by... Read More »

Oct 21, 2011

Transformations

Cebu City, Philippines

This story is about the kids. It’s about making a transformation that improves their lives from now on. This is a story about removing the stigma of cleft lip and palate and restoring self-esteem.  ... Read More »

Oct 24, 2011

The 2011 Cebu Team

Cebu City, Philippines

                            Brian L. Walker... Read More »

Oct 24, 2011

Saying Goodbye

Cebu City, Philippines

Our mission in Cebu is coming to an end. Today we held our final clinic where we ask our patients to come back in for a check up and a final update of records. I'm told that in most past Read More »

Oct 24, 2011

Going Home

Cebu City, Philippines

    Today it's short and sweet. This will be my last post from Cebu but I will continue to add pictures to Rotaplast's Flickr Page  for the next several days. I want to bid my fel... Read More »

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