2017 Lima, Peru

May 22, 2017

Bienvenidos a Peru Rotaplast!

Lima, Peru

Rotaplast has been changing the lives of children for 25 years and those in Lima and its surrounding areas since 2009. It’s no surprise then that Speech Pathologist Dr. Marlene Salas-Provance and a f... Read More »

May 24, 2017

A Day of Overcoming Obstacles

Lima, Peru

On every Rotaplast mission, there are certain to be challenges despite planning and years of experience. Volunteers are always reminded to be flexible and go with the flow of the controlled chaos of pre-cl... Read More »

May 25, 2017

Changing Lives One Surgery at a Time

Lima, Peru

Being part of the Rotaplast team means that everyone is vital to the mission, no matter the position held. And sometimes, members are pressed into service other than their assignment, like anesthesiologis... Read More »

May 28, 2017

Mission Newcomer: “It’s Amazing.”

Lima, Peru

Dental technician Don Lee may be working in a small room alone and behind the scenes, but he is no less critical to helping Rotaplast patients. During the mission, Don is responsible for making splints, mo... Read More »

May 28, 2017

Rotaplast Rookie Helps Bridge Language Barrier

Lima, Peru

One of them most important non-medical positions held by a Rotarian is that of interpreter. On this mission that job was assigned to Marcella Ramos of the Fisherman’s Wharf Rotary Club. Previously, ... Read More »

May 30, 2017

Ward Coordinator Wears Many Hats

Lima, Peru

As a successful realtor for 28 years, Robin Smith is used to being organized and putting out fires. It makes sense then that she would be the ideal person to serve as the mission’s Ward Coordinator. Smit... Read More »

May 31, 2017

Making a Difference — Again

Lima, Peru

Rotaplast missions can have a meaningful impact on Rotarians and that is clearly demonstrated by several Lima team members who count this mission as their second or third. Dennis Kneeppel, the COO and chie... Read More »

May 31, 2017

Wrapped in Love

Lima, Peru

Before patients head into surgery, they each receive a unique and beautiful handcrafted quilt made by Rotarians who donate their creations to the Wrap-A-Smile organization. Since 2001, Wrap-A-Smile has mad... Read More »

Jun 1, 2017

Meet Fabiola: Thankful for Rotaplast

Lima, Peru

During missions, it’s not that unusual to see patients from previous years. This time, Fabiola, right, returned for additional surgery.   Fabiola and another patient named Marlene became friends af... Read More »

Jun 1, 2017

Mission Ends with Smiles

Lima, Peru

The Lima team this year drew medical professionals from all over the United States as well as from India and Canada. Rotarians, meanwhile, came from California and Nevada. No matter our addresses, we all h... Read More »

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