As I write this it is after midnight and I finally have time to look back on the day & what a day it was! Those boxes that were lovingly packed, paid many extra dollars to bring,  included medical equipment as well as quilts made for the patients by hundreds of US women.  Everything was unpacked and 3 surgical bed areas arranged for the first surgeries of the day. The medical equipment helps the doctors and nurses perform their miracles while the quilts keep the babies warm as they recover. These hand made quilts leave the hospital with the child.  They are yet another treasured gift from Rotaplast along with their new smile.

This Rotaplast team expanded & became a much larger, more effective team by working closely with the local doctors.  Below our two pediatricians consult with a local Venezuelan dentist and orthodontist through our “Interpreter Sallie”.