Currently Active Missions

Aug 26, 2020

Loss of a Great Surgeon and Supporter

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We recently lost a great surgeon who contributed his skills and time on Rotaplast missions in India and Venezuela, and was a great humanitarian.  Dr. Holman will be missed. Paul David Holman, M.D., age 77... Read More »

Aug 18, 2020

Letter from the Rotaplast Founders

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A Letter to the Rotaplast Family – When we started planning for a Rotaplast mission nearly thirty years ago, as a World Community Service Project of the Rotary Club of San Francisco, we never thought... Read More »

Jul 19, 2020

A Tribute to Terry Hodskins

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Rotaplast lost a dear friend on May 29, 2020 with the passing of Terry (Hodskins) Fullum. It was Terry’s inspiration nearly 20 years ago that led to the founding of the project Wrap-A-Smile to provide qu... Read More »

Mar 6, 2020

Post-Op Clinic – Thank You – Namaste

Agra, India

Strength Among Us Today is our last day, and it started with the Post-Op Clinic, seeing the patients that underwent surgery was bittersweet.  We are happy to see their progress and improvement, but will m... Read More »

Mar 5, 2020

Entertaining Kids – Flexibility – Surgeons – Anesthesiologists

Agra, India

Entertaining Kids There are certain things that are consistent with children all around the world.  First, when you are trying to get them to sit quietly, for any extended period of time, it can be a chal... Read More »

Mar 4, 2020

6th Surgical Day – Very Busy – 18 Surgeries

Agra, India

Today was the 6th day of surgeries and all  gave their best effort which resulted in 18 surgeries!  Thanks team. Baby Ruby We had multiple cleft lip and palate surgeries today.  But the most memorable f... Read More »

Mar 3, 2020

Dr. Goel – Giving back to her Peeps

Agra, India

Dr. Goel enjoys returning to help her “peeps.”  She feels she owes her country and her people a debt.  She completed her medical school in India before immigrating to the U.S. 35 years ago. ... Read More »

Mar 3, 2020

PACU & Ward Staff

Agra, India

The Post Anesthesia Care Unit is where the patients are transferred from surgery until they wake up. The PACU room has three beds for the patients to use as they wake up from surgery. After the patients wa... Read More »

Mar 2, 2020

Grit & Clearing for Surgery

Agra, India

Determination and Grit – – Vavita When I first saw Vavita I was astounded that someone could survive the horrible burns she had experienced.  The burns were all over her upper body from her ey... Read More »

Mar 2, 2020

Thank you to our quilters……

Agra, India

The quilts you have seen are donated by Wrap-A-Smile. Wrap-A-Smile Wrap-A-Smile was started by Terry Hodskins of the Wells Maine Rotary Club and to date over 24,700 hand-made cotton quilts have been shared... Read More »

Mar 2, 2020

Check on Patients then Check out Taj Mahal

Agra, India

It is Sunday, and the crew has been given a much needed day of rest.  The plan is to go see the Taj Mahal, but first, the surgeons need to check on their patients from the day before. We got Read More »

Feb 29, 2020

I’m going to help you take a nap…..

Agra, India

I overheard anesthesiologist Dr. Anderson talking to a 10-year-old girl and her father outside the operating room explaining to them about the surgery.  As he knelt down in front of the girl and making su... Read More »

Feb 28, 2020

Changing lives

Agra, India

Neetesh has such beautiful eyes.  She was born with a cleft lip which was successfully repaired. Nikhil’s Birthday wishes came true with the surgery on his hand by Dr. Solis. Before the patients are tak... Read More »

Feb 27, 2020

Happy Birthday Mark

Agra, India

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Feb 27, 2020

Surgeries Start

Agra, India

Today, the surgeries start.  The patients and the families consider the changes that these surgeries will bring to their families. First a debriefing by Lead Anesthesiologist Dr. Fleming.  Then all to th... Read More »

Feb 26, 2020

The Work Begins – Pre-Clinic

Agra, India

The volunteers gather at the Unity Hospital steps to commemorate the team of Rotaplast volunteers as well as the local Rotarian who is helping us so much Rahul Wadhwa.   Pre-Clinic is the day where po... Read More »

Feb 25, 2020

And so the Mission begins . . .

Agra, India

First there is the gathering at San Francisco Airport.  Walking into the International Terminal near the Emirates desk the blue blazerd and tan pants brigade gradually formed Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Thirty-o... Read More »


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Aug 26, 2020

Loss of a Great Surgeon a...

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We recently lost a great surgeon who contributed his skills and time on Rotaplast missions in India and Venezuela, and was a great humanitarian.  Dr. Holman will be missed. Paul David Holman, M.D., age 77... Read More »

Aug 18, 2020

Letter from the Rotaplast...

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A Letter to the Rotaplast Family – When we started planning for a Rotaplast mission nearly thirty years ago, as a World Community Service Project of the Rotary Club of San Francisco, we never thought... Read More »