2015 Lima, Peru

May 15, 2015

Day 1: Orientation Day

Lima, Peru

Orientation day in Lima, Peru with the entire team. It is two o’clock in the morning and the whole team has arrived. The team is comprised of medical and non-medical volunteers from the Netherlands and t... Read More »

May 15, 2015

Day 2: Pre-Clinic

Lima, Peru

This morning we left at exactly 6:30 a.m. for the hospital. It will be a hectic pre-clinic day. At 8:00 a.m. there were already many people waiting in line patiently, with hope and expectations for their c... Read More »

May 15, 2015

Day 3: First Operation Day

Lima, Peru

Finally, we are ready to begin operating. The age of the children varies from 3 months to 18 years and the procedures also vary from simple to complex. It is astonishing how quickly we all came together to... Read More »

May 16, 2015

Day 4: Second Operation Day

Lima, Peru

Today there are scheduled several long and complex maxillofacial surgeries. After some recovery time in the PACU all patients are sent back to the ward wrapped in a beautiful quilt made by American volunte... Read More »

May 18, 2015

Day 5: Third Operation Day

Lima, Peru

Today was another busy, hectic day with two long and extensive procedures and 10 others. All team members received a heart charm from the grandmother of a patient as a thank you gift. Many families came fr... Read More »

May 19, 2015

Day 6: Fourth Operation Day

Lima, Peru

Today was another intensive surgical schedule for both patients and team. Outside the patient waiting area we came in contact with a local Peruvian angel. This lady was the mother of a young teenage patien... Read More »

May 22, 2015

Day 7: Fifth Operation Day

Lima, Peru

The goal for this mission was 40 operations because maxillofacial surgeries take a significant amount of time, yet we have already completed 58 operations. Most of the patients are only in the hospital ove... Read More »

May 22, 2015

Day 8: Sixth Operation Day

Lima, Peru

We are almost to our final day of operating, everything is on schedule and things are running smoothly. We start our day preparing the operating rooms for the first surgeries and locate the children that a... Read More »

May 22, 2015

Day 9: Seventh Operation Day

Lima, Peru

Today we performed 12 operations on babies and small children. This was the first operation for most if not all of these children. It was a difficult time for many of these mothers to hand over their child... Read More »

May 25, 2015

Day 10: Post-Clinic

Lima, Peru

This is our last day with the post clinic and packing up to go back to Rotaplast in San Francisco. Again, alot of people were already waiting at 9:00 a.m.. Nice to see the kids back. Even after a week Read More »

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