2014 Lima, Peru

May 13, 2014

Day 1: Travel to Peru

Lima, Peru

Hello from Lima, Peru! My name is Mike McGuffin. I am the photojournalist for the Rotaplast mission to Lima.  I invite you to join us each day and view the posted images and comments reflecting the transf... Read More »

May 14, 2014

Day 2: Getting Started in Lima, Peru

Lima, Peru

Our first full day in Lima, started with breakfast at the Hotel Colon in the Mira Flores district. The team conducted break-out meetings led by Mission Director, Barbara Saffer and Head Nurse, Sharron Newt... Read More »

May 15, 2014

Day 3: Clinic Day

Lima, Peru

Day 3 – Once we arrived at the Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza in mid-town, Lima, our team set its sites on screening as many candidates suitable for surgery as possible. This process typically in... Read More »

May 17, 2014

Day 4: Ready to Change Lives!

Lima, Peru

Mijael, is ready to go to surgery with Dr. Jonathan Khersonsky and OR nurse, Gina Brown. “Hi Mijael, we’re ready for you!” said anesthesiologist, Dr. Jonathan Khersonsky. His warm greetin... Read More »

May 17, 2014

Day 5: Making a Difference

Lima, Peru

After an amazing first day of surgeries, the Rotaplast Lima team arrived early at the hospital to take on more cases. Medical Director, Dr. Dennis Dundas, summed up Day 1 while looking forward to Day 2. &#... Read More »

May 18, 2014

Day 6: Giving Hands & Giving Hearts

Lima, Peru

Our third surgery day was by far the most productive. Many children and adults were able to receive corrective surgery for cleft lip and palate anomalies. For a volunteer, whether this is your 1st or 25th ... Read More »

May 20, 2014

Day 7: Circle of Care

Lima, Peru

Circle of  Care Parents are naturally nervous about the upcoming procedure to be performed on their child. But, when they meet our  volunteer medical and non-medical staff and go through our circle of ca... Read More »

May 21, 2014

Day 8: Ebb and Flow

Lima, Peru

The Rotaplast Lima team completed another incredible day of surgeries with multiple cleft lip and palate procedures on patients young and old. As the surgery schedule proceeds at a brisk pace, the post-op ... Read More »

May 21, 2014

Day 9: Communication is Key

Lima, Peru

The Lima Rotaplast team operated on many more cleft lip and palate repair cases today. We’ve enjoyed serving as many children and adults as possible, but we know our time here is coming to a close. S... Read More »

May 26, 2014

Day 10: Final Scheduled Day of Surgeries and Recognition Day

Lima, Peru

On the final scheduled day of surgery, the Rotaplast Lima medical team performed as many cleft lip and palate surgeries and procedures as they possibly could. Once again, we heard the inspirational stories... Read More »

May 27, 2014

Day 11: Post-Op Clinic and Farewell

Lima, Peru

Today the Rotaplast Lima medical team conducted the post-op clinic. Many of our patients came for a final check-up  and consultation with our doctors. With a small flashlight, surgeons peered once more in... Read More »

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