2013 Cumana, Venezuela
We have arrived in Cumana
Our first sight as the ramp of our plane was lowered was what appeared to be the entire Rotary Club of Cumana. It was an extraordinary, and warm welcome after such a long journey. This third and las... Read More »
Two Hundred and Counting
As in many endeavors success depends on teamwork, and we had a winning team today. The Rotary club of Cumanagoto was highly organized and well prepared. Volunteers came from Toyota Venezuela, Chevro... Read More »
What if you could’t smile?….. ever
On Saturday a pretty girl named Marielys Salazar had surgery for Mobius syndrome. Mobius syndrome is extremely rare, and children with the syndrome are unable to smile or show emotion due to lack of facial... Read More »
Why we volunteer
Some of our team is on their first mission, and some have been on many missions. The fabric that binds the team and brings them back time after time is the warmth we feel from the parents and the children. Read More »
Rotaplast does a lot more than smiles
Submitted by Mareen Knabb guest editor Nohemi is the youngest of six children, and lives in the city of Carupano, Venezuela. She is a bright, friendly girl with many friends, and a supportive famil... Read More »
Overcoming Life’s Obstacles
submitted by Maureen Knabb guest editor Eduardo was born with many congenital defects including severe right leg and hip deformity, club foot, cleft lip and palate on both sides of his mouth, and s... Read More »
Angel on his way to OR with Dr Forbes Our time here is almost over, and everyone is both sad and happy. We are sad that in one short hour we will have to say goodbye to the children, their Read More »
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