2017 Pereira, Colombia

Sep 11, 2017

Pereira, Colombia 2017 – Day 1

Pereira, Colombia

The team has arrived.   Read More »

Sep 12, 2017

Pereira, Colombia 2017 – Day 2

Pereira, Colombia

  Preparing for surgery. Surgeries begin. Read More »

Sep 16, 2017

Pereira, Colombia 2017 – Day 3

Pereira, Colombia

Surgeons do their best to lighten the mood and make everyone relax. The bravery displayed by these children is inspiring. Read More »

Sep 16, 2017

Pereira, Colombia 2017 – Day 4

Pereira, Colombia

Meet America. She is six years old and lives in Colombia. America was born with six toes on her left foot.  At our first day clinic, she confided in Dr. Todd Farnworth that life at school was difficult fo... Read More »

Sep 20, 2017

Pereira, Colombia 2017 – Last Days

Pereira, Colombia

Baby whisperer in PACU In real life, Mark is a software engineer. On the Rotaplast mission to Pereira, he is the PACU assistant. The PACU is the unit that recovers the patients after surgery. Anyone that h... Read More »

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Nov 8, 2021

Day 6 – Going Home

After breakfast, several team members met with Dr. Elizondo to discuss the mission and future opportunities for Rotaplast to work with them.  He expressed thanks to the Rotaplast team for coming and assis... Read More »

Nov 7, 2021

Day 5 – Last Day of...

Several more surgeries were performed on this last day. Perhaps one of the most under-rated, yet most valuable aspects of surgery is that of anesthesia.  On television and in the movies, the anesthesiolog... Read More »