2012 Cumana, Venezuela

Jul 27, 2012

Pre-Clinic

Cumana, Venezuela

This is one of the waiting areas for patients and their families. They move slowly from one waiting area station to another throughout the clinic during the 14 hours of screening. Local Rotarians and... Read More »

Jul 27, 2012

Young Jose Luisher

Cumana, Venezuela

Young Jose Luisher comes to the clinic with an unusual skin rash. Lead Pediatrician Bryan Stamm is called to examine him for fear that he could have a contagious disease.  Fortunately, Jose was... Read More »

Jul 27, 2012

More hopeful children on clinic day

Cumana, Venezuela

Over 200 children were scheduled for evaluations by our volunteer Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Pediatricians, Speech Pathologist, Orthodontist, Nurses, and Staff. Over the course of a 14-hour day, 221 pati... Read More »

Jul 27, 2012

Meet Luis Carlos

Cumana, Venezuela

Meet young Luis Carlos. Just seven days ago, his mother Vizcaino delivered a still-born baby girl. Despite her own medical needs and emotional heartbreak, she is determined to get her only son Luis to Cuma... Read More »

Jul 27, 2012

Dr. Bryan Stamm – First Day

Cumana, Venezuela

I’m honored to be able to say that this is my 6th mission with Rotaplast. On every mission adverse situations arise: something breaks, something is misplaced, or we discover something we wish we had brou... Read More »

Aug 8, 2012

Seven days to change lives

Cumana, Venezuela

Marinnys awaits  her lip revision surgery with a smile. Marinnys goes bravely with Anesthesiologist Iskra Ivanova. Marinnys is comforted by her Mother following her lip revision surgery.   ... Read More »

Aug 8, 2012

Cumana, Venezuela 2012

Cumana, Venezuela

Edwin won our hearts on his first visit. He's in the safe arms of Anesthesiologist Kay-Kyoung Kim. Edwin starts his new life in the arms of his mother.   Read More »

Aug 27, 2012

A beautiful new smile

Cumana, Venezuela

The Rotaplast team not only preforms surgeries, they also provides many other life changing services. This is Lucia DelValle, a 44-year-old woman who was born with an cleft lip and cleft palate. She had su... Read More »

Aug 27, 2012

Team Cumana 2012

Cumana, Venezuela

I’m certain that every mission team feels strong relationships develop through the long hours of work and untiring dedication. It is truly an honor to work with the Cumana 2012 team of volunteers. We hav... Read More »

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