2014 Cebu City, Philippines

Sep 30, 2014

Preparing for Cebu City – Rotaplast Mission

Cebu City, Philippines

Waking up on this side of the world in Summerland B.C., where all night rain continued teaming down accompanied by a symphony of thunder and lightening. Last night through the noise of the storm there were... Read More »

Oct 7, 2014

Wheels up in San Francisco at 10:50 p.m. – Destination Cebu City

Cebu City, Philippines

Blue blazers, tan pants, white shirts and Rotary lapel pins, it was certainly not difficult to spot this group of Rotaplast volunteers last night, even in the San Francisco International Airport. Of course... Read More »

Oct 9, 2014

A Warm Welcome and a Busy First Day!

Cebu City, Philippines

Airline travel being what it normally is these days it was certainly a pleasure to take our 14-hour journey aboard Philippine Airlines. The cabin crews were extremely accommodating working hard through the... Read More »

Oct 10, 2014

Clinic Day

Cebu City, Philippines

Nothing could have prepared those of us that are on our first Rotaplast Mission for today – known as “Clinic Day”. Despite all the preliminary discussions with our team over the last 48 h... Read More »

Oct 12, 2014

Day One of Surgery

Cebu City, Philippines

Mentally this is the day that all of us have been preparing for since the we signed up with Rotaplast for this mission to the Philippines; today is the first day of surgery. No surprise that everyone is up... Read More »

Oct 12, 2014

Day 2: Patients Heading Home

Cebu City, Philippines

We all sleep quickly with the knowledge that our morning bus once again departs at 6:30 for the second day of surgeries. Carolyn conducts the days briefing followed by a health check by Bryan. It is fascin... Read More »

Oct 13, 2014

Our Team Tours with the Rotary Club of Cebu Port Centre

Cebu City, Philippines

Saturday is a religious holiday for the hospital and our team takes time out to tour some of the projects that the Rotary Club of Cebu Port Centre have undertaken. Prior to leaving with our Rotary hosts, s... Read More »

Oct 14, 2014

Day 3: PACU ..This ones for you!

Cebu City, Philippines

Sunday morning dawns and we are back to our hospital routine after a wonderful day and evening with our Rotarian hosts. Today there are eleven surgeries scheduled so we anticipate that it will be another r... Read More »

Oct 15, 2014

Day 4: Time For Our Teenagers.

Cebu City, Philippines

The sun rises on our 4th day of surgery and we all have a feeling of accomplishment with 35 successful surgeries completed in the first three days. We are also very proud of the smooth manner in which this... Read More »

Oct 16, 2014

Day 5: So Many Big Beautiful Brown Eyes

Cebu City, Philippines

Tuesday morning – October 14th has arrived and we have now officially been in Cebu City for one week. It is incredible to realize how much can be accomplished in a short seven days and it is also causes ... Read More »

Oct 17, 2014

Day 6: Surgery Day – Coming Smile to Smile with Emotion

Cebu City, Philippines

We are now on surgical day number six and it does not escape anyone that we are quickly coming to the end of a very special Rotaplast mission. For every single person on this mission there are different li... Read More »

Oct 17, 2014

Final Day of Surgery and a little patient named Raynard

Cebu City, Philippines

It is Thursday October 16th, the seventh and final day of surgery. It is hard to believe that this mission is coming to the end. It feels like we have just arrived and there is so much more that could Read More »

Oct 26, 2014

Post Clinic Day! Our Universe Will Never be the Same

Cebu City, Philippines

“The sun goes down, the stars come up and all we have is here and now, my universe will never be the same, I’m glad you came, I’m glad you came.” This line from a song by ‘The Wanted’ plays Read More »

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