2012 Oaxaca, Mexico

Jun 28, 2012

The First Day of Surgery

Oaxaca, Mexico

This is the first day of surgery for the 2012 Oaxaca Rotaplast team. Our nurses, anesthesiologists, and surgeons are in the operating rooms preparing for the first surgeries of patients who were evaluated ... Read More »

Jul 2, 2012

The team arrives in Oaxaca!

Oaxaca, Mexico

Our journey began in San Francisco, where 17 medical and non-medical volunteers flew to Oaxaca, Mexico to meet over 100 patients whose smiles we hope to save. After getting our heavy boxes through customs,... Read More »

Jul 2, 2012

Patient Evaluations

Oaxaca, Mexico

During registration we evaluated 110 patients who were hopeful that they'd be selected for surgery. In the registration process a patient is routed through 5 stations where personal information, photos... Read More »

Jul 5, 2012

Day 2: The Team Works Together

Oaxaca, Mexico

Our second day kept each of us busy.  Rebecca and Carl staffed the registration table. While Rebecca kept meticulous files, Carl made children smile as he took their pictures for our records. Cyndie ... Read More »

Jul 5, 2012

Meet Edwin Daniel

Oaxaca, Mexico

There are always certain young people who stand out because of their physical problems, their emotional challenges, or merely the circumstances where they find themselves. In the case of Edwin Daniel, he f... Read More »

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