2011 Cumana, Venezuela

Sep 20, 2011

Rotaplast team arrives in Cumana, Venezuela

Cumana, Venezuela

After weeks of anticipation, here we are in Venezuela.   Having flown all night from San Francisco and other destinations as far away as Prague, and then being up all the next day, everyone is really... Read More »

Sep 24, 2011

Four days of surgery completed in Venezuela

Cumana, Venezuela

The Rotaplast medical team in Cumana, Venezuela has completed four days of successful surgery on cleft lip, cleft palate, and a few other unusual cases.  The days have all been long – twelve ho... Read More »

Sep 26, 2011

Steady progress in Venezuela

Cumana, Venezuela

We're now into the third day of surgery in Cumana.  There is no shortage of cases to be handled, so the full team is still putting in very long days.  Speaking of the team, let me introduce... Read More »

Sep 28, 2011

Still busy in Venezuela

Cumana, Venezuela

The Rotaplast team in Cumaná has now completed six of our seven days of surgery.  We've also had one day off, during which we took a tour of the city, shopped at an outdoor market, and wer... Read More »

Oct 3, 2011

Thanks to all our Venezuelan supporters!

Cumana, Venezuela

In this blog posting, I’d like to acknowledge and thank our wonderful partners and sponsors in Venezuela who have this month, and since 1998, enabled our missions in Cumaná to be so successful.  F... Read More »

Oct 4, 2011

Great success in Venezuela!

Cumana, Venezuela

The mission to Cumaná is over, and everyone is either home safely, or off to further adventure in Latin America.  The fate of some of Rotaplast's valuable medical equipment seemed less certain, ... Read More »

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