This is the second Rotaplast Mission sponsored or co-sponsored by Rotarians from Rotary District 5300. Five Rotarians from Southern California and Southern Nevada volunteered for the mission to Monrovia.
Alan Bowman from Boulder City Sunrise Rotary had been on a previous mission to Guatemala. His role this year is Patient Transporter; he is responsible for taking patients to and from the wards to the OR. Alan loves to entertain the children with his balloon creations. Angela Brooks is a member of the Red Rock Rotary of Las Vegas. She is the Photo Journalist for the mission. Her role is to take the before and after pictures of the patients and document the surgeries on the Rotaplast blog. Garry Warr of the Glendora Rotary Club is the Quartermaster and has the monumental task of tracking the supplies and equipment in the 30 boxes we brought with us as well as procuring needed items. Alan Kindrick, from the Altadena Rotary Club, is in charge of Medical Records. His role is to maintain the medical files containing the diagnosis and summary of procedures for each patient. And last, but not least, is the Ward Coordinator, Greg Jones, from Rotary Club of Pasadena After Hours. Greg’s role is to monitor the patients in the wards and assist the doctors on their rounds.
We had the pleasure of meeting the two Rotary Clubs from Sinkor and Monrovia. Their role on this mission was to reach out to the public through the media and create awareness of what Rotaplast International is all about. Rotary District Governor Antonio Rocha also made time to stop by the hospital to offer his moral support.
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