2015 Chittagong, Bangladesh

Jan 29, 2015

Day 1 – And so it begins

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Hi, I’m Renee Paquier and I would like to invite you to join me on an amazing journey to Chittagong, Bangladesh where our Rotaplast team will be conducting cleft lip and palate surgeries as well as h... Read More »

Jan 30, 2015

Day 2 – Hand in hand…we can make a difference

Chittagong, Bangladesh

We started our day bright and early, eager to meet the beautiful people of Bangladesh at our clinic day. Many people/families were anxiously waiting to be seen by our team. Each patient goes through a scre... Read More »

Jan 30, 2015

Day 3 – নবজীবন, নতুন শুরু -New life, new beginnings

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Today is our first day of surgeries!! Patients were checked in last night and prepped for surgery this morning. Nurse Paula Fillari checks Asma’s blood pressure Nurse Carol Hager and Head Nurse check... Read More »

Jan 30, 2015

Day 4 – Operation day 2- অনেক ধন্যবাদ – Many Thanks

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Today we begin operation day 2!! We will check in on our patients that had surgery yesterday and prepare the patients that have surgery scheduled for today!! Dr. Rod starts the day by checking in on Aminul... Read More »

Jan 31, 2015

Day 5 – Operation day 3- শান্তি – Peace

Chittagong, Bangladesh

We are now on operation day 3!! One of our first patients gave us the peace sign right before she went in for surgery so I decided that the theme today should something that is a universal wish for all- Read More »

Feb 2, 2015

Day 7 – Operation day 4- মানুষের সেবা – Service Above Self

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Good morning! After a day of rest yesterday we are back and ready to go with operation day 4!! The theme today is, service to others which was inspired by Nurse Kim and her quote of the day for the Read More »

Feb 3, 2015

Day 8 – Operation day 5- আশা – Hope

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Good Morning and welcome to operation day 5!! The theme today was inspired by a group of children I saw playing cricket this morning behind the hospital. Each of them hope that one day they will be able to... Read More »

Feb 4, 2015

Day 9 – Operation day 6- হাসি – Smiles

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Good morning and welcome back!! We are now on day 9 of our mission and our 6th day of operations. The motto of Rotaplast International Inc. is, “Saving Smiles, Changing Lives.” So I thought an ... Read More »

Feb 5, 2015

Day 9 – Operation day 7- সুন্দর- Beautiful

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Good morning and welcome back. We are on our last day of surgery and tomorrow we will be going home. As we drove in this morning and passed the beautiful hills and countryside of Chittagong, it reminded me... Read More »

Feb 11, 2015

Day 10 – Time to say good bye- বিদায় part 1

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Good morning. We are on our last day in Chittagong, Bangladesh. 🙁 We will start off our morning visiting patients from yesterday and then conducting a post-op clinic that is open to all the patients tha... Read More »

Feb 11, 2015

Day 10 – Time to say good bye- বিদায় part 2

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Now let’s see how our patients are doing at the Post-Op Clinic!! Hi Nurse Kim and Ashriful! and say hello to couple of our nurses from The Southern Medical College Hospital, Chittagong!! and here ar... Read More »

Feb 11, 2015

Day 10 – Time to say good bye- বিদায় part 3

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Before we leave for our last lunch with our hosts, the Rotary Club of Agrabad, let’s take one more look at some before and after pictures Hamas Jumayna Kashfeya Lamea Mahabub Read More »

Feb 11, 2015

Day 10 – Time to say good bye- বিদায় part 4

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Now let’s walk over to join our hosts for the closing ceremony and lunch. Hey, look who it is! It’s Sumaya and her mom and dad. Sumaya was released from the hospital today and her father, who i... Read More »

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