2017 Cebu City, Philippines

Oct 12, 2017

Rotaplast Mission, Cebu City, Philippines October 2017

Cebu City, Philippines

Months and weeks before our mission, supplies and equipment are assembled at Rotaplast’s San Francisco warehouse by Pete Ogilvie our warehouse manager. Thirty-six boxes will be transported to the San... Read More »

Oct 15, 2017

The Preparation Has Been Done – Opening Clinic Begins!

Cebu City, Philippines

The Miller Adventist Hospital in Cebu has graciously again allowed Rotaplast International to set up our mission in their facility. Their hospital staff is welcoming and very helpful. The hospital’s... Read More »

Oct 16, 2017

Our Welcome Dinner Hosted by the Mayor of Mandaue

Cebu City, Philippines

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Oct 17, 2017

Each Rotaplast Team Consists of ” Newbees ” and Veterans

Cebu City, Philippines

Dr. Helen O’Keeffe Vajk (I never know whether this time she will be Helen O’Keeffe or Helen Vajk) is one of our Anesthesiologists and definitely a Rotaplast veteran. She has been on over 35 mis... Read More »

Oct 18, 2017

Each Patient Is Special

Cebu City, Philippines

Reicha Torian has just had her cleft palate repaired. She is 6 years old. Reicha’s sister, Reggine who is 9 years old, also had her cleft palate repaired, just a few hours after her sister. Dad is he... Read More »

Oct 20, 2017

Our Seventh Day of Surgery at the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, Cebu

Cebu City, Philippines

On the last surgery day we will only operate on cleft lips. Cleft palate surgeries take longer for post-op recovery and the surgeons want to follow them for more than the one day that is the usual for clef... Read More »

Oct 23, 2017

Day 8 – Closing Clinic

Cebu City, Philippines

Dr. Jim Hoyt from Modesto, CA meets with one of his patients and his Mom. On closing clinic day each surgeon has a chance to check their patients one by one, give last time advice to parents on any followu... Read More »

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