2016 New Delhi, India

Nov 30, 2016

Touchdown, India

New Delhi, India

On a crisp Sunday morning at San Francisco International Airport, our 2016 mission to Faridabad, India got underway. Rotaplast veterans reacquainted and welcomed first-time volunteers. We rolled in our 30 ... Read More »

Dec 1, 2016

Day One: Pre-op clinic

New Delhi, India

Parents have been eagerly anticipating opening day of the mission for months. The Rotary Clubs of Delhi Vasant Valley and Faridabad Central have spread the word region-wide about the free surgeries to repa... Read More »

Dec 1, 2016

A great day of surgeries

New Delhi, India

Arsh just beams with joy in the arms of his proud father.  Alim is a food vendor in Delhi and heard about Rotaplast from a relative who saw a newspaper advertisement. Arsh’s two older sisters will be ex... Read More »

Dec 1, 2016

Kanika

New Delhi, India

Kanika is an energetic two-year old. Her mom heard about Rotaplast from a neighbor and made the 40 mile trip to Faridabad. Children heal very quickly and by the morning after surgery, Kanika was out in the... Read More »

Dec 3, 2016

Let us gather

New Delhi, India

Phyllis Meshulam is a poet teacher with California Poets in the Schools, and came on the mission as the recreation therapist, charged with keeping the children entertained while awaiting their surgery. On ... Read More »

Dec 5, 2016

Divyanshi

New Delhi, India

Dharmedra and Soni said they were very happy that they saw the newspaper advertisement for the Rotaplast mission. Divyanshi is their first child, born with a cleft lip and palate. At five months, he was re... Read More »

Dec 5, 2016

Rachel’s revelations

New Delhi, India

From Rachel: When I learned I would be traveling to Faridabad, India with Rotaplast I was ecstatic, but being a first-time team member I had no idea what was in-store. I knew I would complete this mission ... Read More »

Dec 7, 2016

Young Prince

New Delhi, India

Prince was born two years ago with an anatomical anomaly including the lack of an eye socket and bone structure on the left side of his face, a cataract in his right eye and a cleft lip. Despite being blin... Read More »

Dec 11, 2016

Sometimes a song

New Delhi, India

A porcupine ball (not as prickly as it sounds) has colored lights inside that flash when you hit it. Thank you, patient transporter Suzy Dix, for bringing a few of these along. Naturally, an infant can’t... Read More »

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