2011 Udaipur, India

Apr 26, 2011

We are in transit

Udaipur, India

This post is to let friends and family know that all is well with the Udaipur team. We are in Dubai as I take a few minutes to post for the team.  I know others are using the wifi services Read More »

Apr 27, 2011

A Rotary Welcome in Udaipur

Udaipur, India

The "royal welcome" the Rotaplast team received in Udaipur Wednesday afternoon, quickly brightened road weary hearts. The Udaipur Rotary Club has been preparing for the Rotaplast arrival for mont... Read More »

Apr 28, 2011

A Giant Step Toward a New Smile

Udaipur, India

Rotaplast patients are very special children. They come to the opening day clinic frightened by all the sights and sounds of these strangers from far away.  But, the smiles and the warmth of our volu... Read More »

Apr 30, 2011

Udaipur Rotary Greets Rotaplast Team

Udaipur, India

  What a night in Udaipur!  After a successful screening clinic, the Rotaplast Team was invited to the Rotary House near the lakeshore in this lovely city.   There was a formal greeting, ... Read More »

May 2, 2011

All is Well in Udaipur – Surgeries have begun!

Udaipur, India

The Rotaplast team was reminded why they have left family and friends when surgery began on a warm morning at the hospital.  Asha was the first patient in surgery. (She is standing next to her mother... Read More »

May 2, 2011

One of Our Pediatricians Writes from Udaipur

Udaipur, India

 by  Leonard Friedland, M.D. I am one of the pediatricians, from Philadelphia and this is my first Rotaplast mission.  It is thrilling and rewarding to be in Udaipur. We have a fantastic ... Read More »

May 3, 2011

Changing Lives in Udaipur, India

Udaipur, India

Rotaplast is international cooperation. Rotaplast is about changing lives and creating new smiles for little children with cleft palate, and/or, cleft lip.  This is truly an international effort invo... Read More »

May 4, 2011

No Wednesday Let Down in Udaipur

Udaipur, India

 Your Rotaplast team in Udaipur put in another successful day on Wednesday May 4th.   Today involved follow up on surgeries – as well as several new cases in our three OR rooms. We are al... Read More »

May 5, 2011

Like All Good Things

Udaipur, India

As our mission nears a close in Udaipur, India, we are reminded that even though our trip is nearing an end, for so many children from this city and its surroundings, the past ten days have been a beginnin... Read More »

May 6, 2011

Surgery in Udaipur is complete – but caring about “our” children never ends

Udaipur, India

The final day of surgery has been completed for the Udaipur Rotaplast Team, pictured below.   In several long and challenging days in India, the team has completed surgery and care for 61 child... Read More »

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