2012 Lima, Peru
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 f... Read More »
Our team returned to the hospital Wednesday, January 11 to conduct opening clinic. A crowd of families gathered by the clinic door, waiting for the chance to have their child seen by ... Read More »
One and one half hours change a life forever
Lissette was born with a cleft lip. Although her mother, Haide could not afford surgery for her baby, she was not going to give up nor trust just any foundation to operate on her child. ... Read More »
A Wish Come True
We've completed three days of surgeries and changed the course 25 young lives. While the majority of Rotaplast patients are children, we do see the occasional young adu... Read More »
A Letter from Lissette’s Mom
Dear Dr. Gemberling, I give thanks to God for giving you and your team of surgeons these wonderful hands. I will eternally be grateful for your surgical intervention for my daughter Lissette and fo... Read More »
Impact of Press Conference
By the fifth day of surgery we’ve evaluated 112 patients; 78 at the opening clinic and 34 as walk-ins during surgery days. One of those walk-ins on day four of surgery was Luhana. Luhana is... Read More »
A Day in the Life of a Mission
I planned to write about a typical surgical day of a Rotaplast mission. The truth is, there is no typical day. Each day presents different challenges, new patients, and changing surgery... Read More »
A Gift That Can Only Be Heard
Of course the cleft lip repair can make a dramatic difference in a child's life. In an hour and a half, the skilled hands of a plastic surgeon, with the help of the Rotaplast team, can change a little ... Read More »
Every Child Has A Story
Every child has a story. Most have come from the highlands of Peru or the Sierra, days away by bus. The front cover of every story reveals a tender little face, marred by an abnormality that would, ... Read More »
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Day 10 – The last f...
The last full day of surgery is a great success. Many patients have been operated on today with complex burns. The total will be 58 patients with 92 procedures/surgery at the end of the mission. This morni... Read More »
Day 9 – a puzzle ev...
Sometimes it is difficult to schedule the operations here in Firozabad. Not because there are no registrations (despite the fact that there may also be some more), but mainly because there are ‘no sh... Read More »