2012 Lima, Peru

Jan 13, 2012

Mission Begins

Lima, Peru

Twenty-seven medical and non-medical volunteers touched down in Lima, Peru Monday, January 9th at 10:50pm to begin a two week Rotaplast medical mission that will change the lives of children and families f... Read More »

Jan 17, 2012

Opening Clinic

Lima, Peru

   Our team returned to the hospital Wednesday, January 11 to conduct opening clinic.  A crowd of families gathered by the clinic door, waiting for the chance to have their child seen by ... Read More »

Jan 17, 2012

One and one half hours change a life forever

Lima, Peru

  Lissette was born with a cleft lip. Although her mother, Haide could not afford surgery for her baby, she was not going to give up nor trust just any foundation to operate on her child. ... Read More »

Jan 17, 2012

A Wish Come True

Lima, Peru

  We've completed three days of surgeries and changed the course 25 young lives.  While the majority of Rotaplast patients are children, we do see the occasional young adu... Read More »

Jan 18, 2012

A Letter from Lissette’s Mom

Lima, Peru

  Dear Dr. Gemberling, I give thanks to God for giving you and your team of surgeons these wonderful hands. I will eternally be grateful for your surgical intervention for my daughter Lissette and fo... Read More »

Jan 18, 2012

Impact of Press Conference

Lima, Peru

By the fifth day of surgery we’ve evaluated 112 patients; 78 at the opening clinic and 34 as walk-ins during surgery days.  One of those walk-ins on day four of surgery was Luhana.  Luhana is... Read More »

Jan 25, 2012

A Day in the Life of a Mission

Lima, Peru

I planned to write about a typical surgical day of a Rotaplast mission.  The truth is, there is no typical day.  Each day presents different challenges, new patients, and changing surgery... Read More »

Jan 25, 2012

A Gift That Can Only Be Heard

Lima, Peru

Of course the cleft lip repair can make a dramatic difference in a child's life. In an hour and a half, the skilled hands of a plastic surgeon, with the help of the Rotaplast team, can change a little ... Read More »

Jan 25, 2012

Every Child Has A Story

Lima, Peru

Every child has a story.  Most have come from the highlands of Peru or the Sierra, days away by bus. The front cover of every story reveals a tender little face, marred by an abnormality that would, ... Read More »

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