Twenty-seven medical and non-medical volunteers touched down in Lima, Peru Monday, January 9th at 10:50pm to begin a two week Rotaplast medical mission that will change the lives of children and families forever.
Over the next couple of weeks, our team will be faced with logistical challenges, schedule shifts, and at times, uncertainty. The key to a cohesive team is to remain flexible, accommodating, and focused; eyes on the prizes, as they say. The prize here being the lives of the children we will come to know and love.
By 3:00am our team, along with help from our host Rotarians, Club Rotario El Rimac, managed to get all our boxes through customs and arrived safely, albeit a little tired, to Hotel Exclusive San Agustin.
A tour of the Hospital National Arzobispo Loayza by Dra. Margarita Marchino, our host plastic surgeon, and Dra. Margot Escobedo, a dentist and our local Rotarian Coordinator, was the order of the day during day two. Upon arriving at the hospital we were greeted with the opportunity to participate in a press conference through PeruTV News channel 7.