2011 Lima, Peru

Jan 15, 2011

Day 1: Getting Acquainted

Lima, Peru

We touched down at the Internacional Jugo Chavez Airport early Tuesday morning, greeted by the pungent aroma of some unfamiliar Peruvian air and a handful of local Rotarians eager and friendly. After the b... Read More »

Jan 15, 2011

Day 2: Finding Our Places

Lima, Peru

  The second day was filled with a beautifully controlled frenetic energy. The entire team basically assembled a temporary station in a wing of the hospital in order to review and accept patien... Read More »

Jan 16, 2011

Day 3: New Patients and the First Two

Lima, Peru

While a large portion of my day was spent waiting to take photos of any walk-in patients such as the adorable Valeria. I'll be posting some inside stories from other team members soon. Gracias!   Read More »

Jan 17, 2011

Day 4: Making the Rounds and Azumi

Lima, Peru

One of the many wonderful things about the kids here is that they're enamored with the camera, allowing for perfect little moments like these:    There was an entirely different vibe today ... Read More »

Jan 19, 2011

Day 5: Sallie’s Experience

Lima, Peru

This is a photo of Sallie Weissinger, our wonderfully spirited interpreter: I've decided to dedicate today's post to some of the many stories and photos that she comes out of the OR and PACU with. ... Read More »

Jan 21, 2011

Day 6: Time to Reflect

Lima, Peru

Sunday was our day off to take in more of Lima and its culture. Our tour, which stopped for no man by the way (I was almost left behind trying to taste home at Dunkin' Donuts), was a brisk but Read More »

Jan 23, 2011

Day 7: Diego Smiles

Lima, Peru

After some time to regather and prepare for the remaining days to come, we were right back in the thick of things early Monday morning. Our seventh day in Lima, Peru led me to the bedside of Diego Zamalloa... Read More »

Jan 24, 2011

Day 8: Diego Rests, Henry Sizes Me Up, Bev’s Quilts

Lima, Peru

I started my day by tagging alongside our medical volunteers in an effort to check up on Diego from yesterday's post. His mother had numerous questions/concerns for the staff and Diego appeared fine, a... Read More »

Jan 24, 2011

Day 9: The Adventures/Musings of a Quartermaster

Lima, Peru

Rick and I share a room on this trip. Actually it's a Presidential Suite on the top floor so I don't want to falsify any facts or mislead anyone into thinking that we're clinging together in a ... Read More »

Jan 27, 2011

Day 10: El Final Approaches

Lima, Peru

I realize that this blog has been somewhat different than what everyone may have been expecting. I have tried to find a balance between video (my forte) and photography, as well as text. In an effort to fi... Read More »

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