2013 Monrovia, Liberia

Sep 17, 2013

Arrival and Pre-Clinic

Monrovia, Liberia

Greetings from Liberia; our team of 19 medical, non-medical volunteers arrived in Monrovia on Sunday night after flying for 24 hours from the US. We were a pleasantly surprised by a warm welcome from the f... Read More »

Sep 17, 2013

Meet Baby Benetta

Monrovia, Liberia

Benetta Johnson was born with a cleft lip 9 months ago. Her mom left her stranded at the hospital the day she was born because she was ashamed of her. For days the hospital staff searched for her mom but Read More »

Sep 19, 2013

Learning Opportunities

Monrovia, Liberia

Students from Dujal Nursing School and two of our volunteers observing and asking Dr. Capozzi questions as he performs a cleft lip procedure on 4-year-old Boakai. Read More »

Sep 20, 2013

Having A fun Friday!!

Monrovia, Liberia

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Sep 21, 2013

Meet Danielyn

Monrovia, Liberia

Danielyn is a 10-year-old paraplegic. She fell out of a tree a year ago leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. She was admitted to the hospital 2 months ago with severe burns on both legs resulting fro... Read More »

Sep 23, 2013

Just another day in the life of a Rotaplast Volunteer!

Monrovia, Liberia

Our Anesthesia team getting a patient ready for skin graft surgery.   Joe Grasso (Sterlizer) checking on the surgical instruments to make sure they are sanitized and ready for surgery. Nurse Paula Fi... Read More »

Sep 23, 2013

District 5300 Engaging and Changing Lives in Monrovia, Liberia

Monrovia, Liberia

This is the second Rotaplast Mission sponsored or co-sponsored by Rotarians from Rotary District 5300. Five Rotarians from Southern California and Southern Nevada volunteered for the mission to Monrovia. A... Read More »

Sep 23, 2013

An afternoon with Talking drums of Africa!!

Monrovia, Liberia

Calabash Unit, a traditional folk dance group stopped by the hospital this afternoon to entertain our patients. The group performed three songs that represented the three tribes in Monrovia; the Kru, Bassa... Read More »

Sep 24, 2013

Eddieton!

Monrovia, Liberia

Meet Eddieton, he is 5 years old. He was only 3 weeks old when his mosquito net that was supposed to be protecting him caught fire from a candle, severely burning him. Eddie was rushed to the Africa Mercy ... Read More »

Sep 24, 2013

Medical Supplies for St. Joseph Catholic Hospital

Monrovia, Liberia

Brother Patrick and Rotaplast Mission Director Brian Walker receiving medical supplies donated by Chevron Monrovia, Liberia. The medical content was supplied by MEDSHARE San Leandro, California. Group phot... Read More »

Sep 25, 2013

New Democracy Production

Monrovia, Liberia

Wayne Schoenfeld is a world renowned photographer, executive producer and director at New Democracy Production. He is the international charity winner of the 2009 Medal of Peace award. Wayne uses photograp... Read More »

Sep 27, 2013

Farewell

Monrovia, Liberia

As we come to the end of our mission in Monrovia, Liberia it feels like we arrived just a day ago. Yet it also seems like we have been here for a month. Even though the last 10 days were Read More »

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