Hello from Lima, Peru! My name is Mike McGuffin. I am the photojournalist for the Rotaplast mission to Lima.  I invite you to join us each day and view the posted images and comments reflecting the transformational work being done by our incredible volunteer medical team and support staff.

The Lima team consists of 18 medical and 9 non-medical volunteers. Dr. Dennis Dundas is the Medical Director and Barbara Saffer is the Mission Director. Both are experienced Rotaplast volunteers.

Today, was the team “travel day”. Watching the handshakes and hugs, it was nice to see so many volunteers from past trips reunite as if it were old home week. There are several “first-timer” volunteers  (like me) who are eager to get started.

We’re glad to have, Parvin Carter, an orthodontist from Redding, CA,  joing us in Peru. Parvin is volunteering as the Ward Coordinator.

Anesthesiologist, Dr. Neil Bailard greets one of our volunteer OR nurses, Gina Brown, at Houston International Airport.

As we arrived in Lima, we were met by the Rotary Club El Rimac. We’re looking forward to visiting the hospital tomorrow and preparing for Clinic Day.