7:00AM OUTSIDE THE HOSPITAL ON THE FIRST DAY
The families line up long before the scheduled opening time in hopes of getting treatment for their children. No one enjoys waiting but these families are patient and hopeful.
The Rotary Club of Pereira has done most of the ground work by the time we arrive.
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER WAIT
The children are a delight and this candid shot was just a fleeting moment of reflection.
YES THEY ARE ALL THIS CUTE
One of the things that amazes me is the trust that is given the Rotaplast Team. These children are almost always well behaved and cheerful. This mission we have a lot of older children that are here for the more advanced procedures which means they have had prior surgeries and know what awaits them. The younger ones have no idea until they are handed from their mom and dad to the strangers wearing masks. It is an incredibly tender moment.
"EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE FINE DADDY IS RIGHT HERE"
MELISSA'S LONG WALK TO SURGERY
MELISSA AFTER SURGERY WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHER
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