2015 Sylhet, Bangladesh

Dec 2, 2015

Sylhet, Bangladesh – Day 1 – Arrival

Sylhet, Bangladesh

The whole team has arrived safely and without incident in Sylhet Bangladesh. It has been a long journey for all, however, this has not dampened the spirit one bit. As we climbed aboard the hotel shuttle fo... Read More »

Dec 3, 2015

Sylhet, Bangladesh – Day 2 – Clinic

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Clinic day,  people come from near and far full of hope that they could have surgery. The team assembled and set up the necessary stations to assess each possible patient. They were escorted through each ... Read More »

Dec 5, 2015

Sylhet, Bangladesh – Day 3 – First day of surgery

Sylhet, Bangladesh

  The day has finally arrived.  The team, headed by mission director Randall Floyd, begins the set up.  The operating room (OR) is ready to go.  The next stop for patients will be the recovery room... Read More »

Dec 7, 2015

Sylhet, Bangladesh – Day 4 – What A Difference

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Day 4 starts early and quickly settles into a rhythm.  In the ward, the recuperation of yesterday’s patients is carefully monitored prior to their discharge. Tomorrow’s patients will soon arrive to ta... Read More »

Dec 7, 2015

Sylhet, Bangladesh – Day 5–Time to catch our breath

Sylhet, Bangladesh

At this stage of the mission the team have worked very hard for this worthy cause. A break will be welcome. Today is that day. Rounds of the wards are done by the doctors and the ward supervisor, these are Read More »

Dec 9, 2015

Sylhet, Bangladesh – Day 6–Meet the patients, see the difference.

Sylhet, Bangladesh

  The start of Mahbub’s journey was the village of Dirai, more than four hours away.  He was silent and frightened upon his arrival with his father at the Sylhet Women’s Medical College Hospital ... Read More »

Dec 10, 2015

Sylhet, Bangladesh – Day 7–The mission goes on.

Sylhet, Bangladesh

After a very long trip from her village of Mymanshingh, 26-year-old Shamola arrived for the lip surgery to give her a smile on the outside to match her feelings on the inside.  Her husband and three child... Read More »

Dec 14, 2015

Sylhet, Bangladesh – Day 9–We are thankful to so many.

Sylhet, Bangladesh

  As the Rotaplast Mission of December 2015 comes to an end, there is a lot to be said.  Of course, there will be numerous good-byes.  But we cannot leave without first saying thank you, as well. J... Read More »

Dec 16, 2015

Sylhet, Bangladesh – Day 10 – Parting Thoughts

Sylhet, Bangladesh

On this final day, before the packing and departing, the results of the mission come through the door one last time for the post-op clinic. From surgical sutures emerge satisfied smiles. What a privilege i... Read More »

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