2013 New Delhi, India

Nov 20, 2013

Planning, Preparations and People

New Delhi, India

Preparing for Rotaplast’s First Mission to New Delhi After months of planning and preparations, a cadre of Rotaplast volunteers departed Sunday, November 17, 2013, from San Francisco International Airpor... Read More »

Nov 21, 2013

Why We’re Here

New Delhi, India

Day 2 in New Delhi, India On a typical mission the first day is set aside for an opening clinic. Patients are registered and then evaluated by the medical staff for the feasibility of surgical treatment so... Read More »

Nov 22, 2013

Godly Hands

New Delhi, India

Day 3 in New Delhi, India Today was Rotaplast on steroids. We arrived at the hospital by 6:45 AM. When the last child was “gurneyed” from the recovery room to the ward, it was 9:00 PM before many of us Read More »

Nov 23, 2013

Where the Action Is

New Delhi, India

Day 4 in New Delhi, India Our Rotaplast team has experienced the good fortune to be working in the Sarvodaya Hospital. The administration, under the direction of the Rotarian owner Dr. Rakesh Gupta, has se... Read More »

Nov 25, 2013

Before and After

New Delhi, India

Day 5 in New Delhi, India Today we registered 13 additional potential candidates for surgery. The operating room and PACU were busy treating 6 patients. Once again the results proved life changing. Arrivin... Read More »

Nov 26, 2013

Rounds and Then We’re Off

New Delhi, India

Day 6 in New Delhi, India Sunday is typically a day off for the Rotaplast team. After first visiting the hospital for rounds, four medical staff then returned to the hotel at 8:30 to join other members of ... Read More »

Nov 27, 2013

The Operating Theater

New Delhi, India

Day 7 in New Delhi, India OT (Operations Theater) is the room where the life-changing action takes place. On this mission our medical staff worked out of one large room with two operating tables. It was he... Read More »

Nov 27, 2013

The Miracle Workers

New Delhi, India

Day 8 in New Delhi, India OUR MEDICAL TEAM Our Rotaplast team of 20 individuals includes 12 medical professionals. Each excels in his/her field, and all have been on multiple missions. Our lead medical dir... Read More »

Nov 29, 2013

Helping Hands

New Delhi, India

Day 9 in New Delhi, India In addition to our medical team, this mission is supported by eight non-medical volunteers. They were selected for specific skill and interest sets in order to assist ... Read More »

Dec 1, 2013

Thanksgiving Thoughts

New Delhi, India

Day 10 in Delhi, India Today was Thanksgiving, the holiday celebrated by all Americans regardless of our religious conviction. Being in India on this holiday gave us cause to reflect on the bounties each o... Read More »

Dec 4, 2013


New Delhi, India

Day 11 in Delhi, India Today we completed our medical mission at Sarvodaya Hospital. As we drove away packed tightly in our van, we bid it, the hospital, and its staff, “Namaste” (farewell.... Read More »

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