2016 Cebu City, Philippines

Oct 12, 2016

The Team Lands Safely

Cebu City, Philippines

The team and all the boxes arrived safely in Cebu City and upon arrival we were greeted by the Rotary Club of Cebu Port Center. Looking forward to opening clinic on Wednesday, October twelfth. We want to g... Read More »

Oct 12, 2016

A Successful Opening Clinic

Cebu City, Philippines

Starting the day off with a pep talk from our Head Nurse Sharron Newton. And the day goes off without a hitch. As parents and children wait patiently, the team arrives at 7:30 am where each member gets rig... Read More »

Oct 13, 2016

Day One of Surgeries

Cebu City, Philippines

Dr. Capozzi, Lisa and Barbara gearing up to make the children smile. The team arrives at the hospital at 6:45 a.m. to start changing the lives of children and young adults. Today there were 16 scheduled su... Read More »

Oct 14, 2016

Surgery Day 2

Cebu City, Philippines

As the team arrives at the hospital the surgeons and pediatricians head to the fifth floor for their morning rounds. Everyone was doing well. While the rounds are being done the OR nurses are prepping the ... Read More »

Oct 15, 2016

The Team in Action and Faces That Make You Smile

Cebu City, Philippines

PACU Nurse Linda Albion Dr. Angelo Capozzi, MD working side by side with Dr. Ronald Worland, MD. Recreation Therapist Barbara Hoeflich calming and making the children smile. Sterilizer Juan Gallego Lead P... Read More »

Oct 17, 2016

Surgery Day 3 – Children from around the World Face the Same Hurdles

Cebu City, Philippines

Sitting on the 5th floor with her one of her older sisters Angelique and their father Wenceslao, 10-year-old Chelsea (the youngest of two brothers and three sisters) sits and waits for what will be her sec... Read More »

Oct 17, 2016

Surgery Day 4 – Rotaplast

Cebu City, Philippines

Jenesse is from Santa Fe Bantayan Island Cebu and took a 4-5 hour ride to get here. Dad is a fisherman and Mom stays home with her six children. Jenesse is the second to last child. In 2015 Jenesse got Read More »

Oct 18, 2016

Surgery Day 5

Cebu City, Philippines

Princess is from Tisa Cebu which is located about 10 minutes from the hospital. She is the youngest of 6 children. Dad is a welder and Mom stays home with the kids. Princess will be 3 years old in a Read More »

Oct 18, 2016

Surgery Day 6

Cebu City, Philippines

Vincent is from Ginatilan Cebu, which is located in the southern part of Cebu, and it took 5 hours to get to the hospital. Vincent is the younger of two children. The family owns a small merchant store in ... Read More »

Oct 19, 2016

Surgery Day 7

Cebu City, Philippines

Gadrian is from the North Western part of the Cebu, Latopan. Latopan is from 2 hours from the hospital. Gadrian has lived with his grandparents since he was 1 year old. His parents split up and neither wan... Read More »

Oct 21, 2016

Closing Clinic With Many Smiles

Cebu City, Philippines

As the mission winds down the team gets their final instructions for the closing clinic. Surgeons, pediatricians, and nurses examine their patients for the final time and answer questions that the parents... Read More »

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