Today was another busy, hectic day with two long and extensive procedures and 10 others.

All team members received a heart charm from the grandmother of a patient as a thank you gift.

Many families came from a distance, some 30 hours by bus. Rotary Club of Lima el Rimac provides a place to stay for those that travelled from a long distance.

Some people have to wait for several days for a surgery slot. While waiting patients socialize with each other sharing toys and food throughout the day. New children arrive throughout the day. Today a grandmother arrived with her grandchild who had been abandoned by the mother and is now being cared for by the grandmother.

In the middle of all the work we found time to have a birthday cake for one of our surgeons. We sang in Dutch and Spanish and English and shared the cake with all the staff.