2011 Chittagong, Bangladesh

May 19, 2011

Day 1: Arrival

Chittagong, Bangladesh

How exciting to be part of this Chittagong team, the first to visit Bangladesh. And so humbling to have this opportunity to work with this group of Rotaplast team members with so much experience and talent... Read More »

May 19, 2011

Day 2: Pre-Clinic

Chittagong, Bangladesh

After an evening with our new Rotarian friends we were able to get a much needed night of sleep. Some of us though, were awakened to a grand thunderstorm, this is the start of pre-monsoon season in Banglad... Read More »

May 20, 2011

Day 3: 1st day of Surgery

Chittagong, Bangladesh

According to Mission Director Evelyn Abad, “At the end of the first day of surgery we were very gratified that it went really beautifully after all the challenges of a new site. We worked them out an... Read More »

May 21, 2011

Day 4: 2nd day of Surgery

Chittagong, Bangladesh

I met the families of baby Popy and Taslim with the help of our local Chittagong Rotaract volunteer, Moinul. The families had traveled 12 hours from Hatia, a coastal town, by steamer boat to arrive at the ... Read More »

May 22, 2011

Day 5: 3rd day of Surgery

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Nurture hospital which is in the countryside, is about a 30 minute drive from our hotel with no traffic, first thing in the morning. Bangladesh’s countryside is equivalently as overpopulated as her c... Read More »

May 23, 2011

Day 6: 4th day of Surgery

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Rohomet’s family saw a poster in their village about Rotaplast’s visit to Nurture hospital. His family did not know that Rohomet’s cleft lip could be cured. So it was decided that Rohomet... Read More »

May 24, 2011

Day 7

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Today the team had an adventure and took a bus ride to Cox’s Bazar, the pride of Bangladesh, the beach. The group splintered off and spent some time exploring and shopping in the area. It was an inte... Read More »

May 25, 2011

Day 8: 5th day of Surgery

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Sabrina’s father wants us to know that he is very happy that he is able to get help for his daughter. He learned of Rotaplast through a friend that lives near Nuture Hospital. I asked Sabrina’s... Read More »

May 26, 2011

Day 9: Sixth day of surgery for cleft lip

Chittagong, Bangladesh

I first noticed Halnu Marma and Unumo on our first day of Clinic. They had a different look than most of our other patients and wondered about their story. I didn’t get a chance to speak to Halnu unt... Read More »

May 28, 2011

Day 10: Clinic

Chittagong, Bangladesh

We have now wrapped up our mission here in Bangladesh. A rewarding and enriching trip. We have made so many new friends. And have changed 108 lives. There is no way we can thank enough the members of the R... Read More »

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