May 8, 2019

Opening Clinic

Agra, India

The 2019 Firozabad, India Rotaplast Team arrived at the Unity Hospital this morning rested and ready to set up the Opening Clinic.  Inside the hospital, 93 patients and their families waited throughout th... Read More »

May 8, 2019

Surgery Day One – Our First Patients

Agra, India

Our first two patients of the day Faizah, 9 years old (left) and Rohit, 8 years old (right) wait quietly with Maureen Lackey ward coordinator just outside of the operating area.  Faizah will receive a rel... Read More »

May 9, 2019

Meet Khushi

Agra, India

Twelve year old Khushi’s bright smile greets me this morning from her pre-op bed. She shows me the picture she colored last night.  Years ago her face was badly burned.  Last year, Rotaplast was ab... Read More »

May 9, 2019

Komal

Agra, India

Four month old Komal is carried by his mother from the ward to the operating area as today’s first surgery. Dr. Mark Fisher repaired his unilateral cleft lip. Read More »

May 10, 2019

Day Two Morning Rounds

Agra, India

Day two of surgeries started with scheduling changes made the previous night and again this morning.  It’s not unusual during a mission as some patients don’t arrive on time, or may have had somet... Read More »

May 11, 2019

Day Three of a Full Surgery Schedule Begins

Agra, India

Inside the operating room, Drs Mark  Fisher and Gary Salomon work on the hand of 4 year old Saloni.  Saloni’s fingers are fused together rendering her hand useless.  Releasing her fingers will giv... Read More »

May 12, 2019

Morning Ride to the Hospital – Surgical Day 4

Agra, India

During the bus ride to the hospital, Drs. Bryan Stamm and Andrea May take the mic for a medical minute. Sangita Seshadri, medical records gives us a lesson in Hindi and Mission Director Brain Walker update... Read More »

May 13, 2019

Treating Burn Patients

Agra, India

Tanvi, 23, is here with her mother. Tanvi was 15 years old, when a gas stove burst in front of her while she was cooking.  She received severe burns on her chest, neck and lower face.  Tanvi is college e... Read More »

May 13, 2019

Scenes from the Ward

Agra, India

Ruby’s family stayed by her side throughout the night.  Her husband, Dinesh holds their three year old son while Ruby rests on the bed with the baby. Through her pain and discomfort, Ruby breast fee... Read More »

May 14, 2019

Meet Mamta

Agra, India

Mamta Devi, 48 sits with her husband  waiting for the OR room to be ready for her surgery.  About a year ago, Mamta was cooking chapati for her family, an unleavened flatbread, using the common fuel of a... Read More »

May 15, 2019

Surgery Day Six

Agra, India

Yesterday 5 month old Ansh came to us as a walk-in with his mother and a friend.  His mother is hearing impaired so her friend helped her communicate with the team.  Today, Ansh had his cleft lip repaire... Read More »

May 15, 2019

A Full Ward for the Final Surgical Day

Today is the final day of surgery.  This morning the team was greeted with a full ward of post-op and pre-op patients.  Our schedule is filled with dressing changes that need to occur under anesthesia.So... Read More »

May 16, 2019

Closing Clinic

The team loads onto the bus for the final trip to the hospital.  Setting up closing clinic on the fly is similar to setting up opening clinic.  We locate our supplies, set-up the registration desk and ex... Read More »

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May 16, 2019

Closing Clinic

The team loads onto the bus for the final trip to the hospital.  Setting up closing clinic on the fly is similar to setting up opening clinic.  We locate our supplies, set-up the registration desk and ex... Read More »

May 15, 2019

A Full Ward for the Final...

Today is the final day of surgery.  This morning the team was greeted with a full ward of post-op and pre-op patients.  Our schedule is filled with dressing changes that need to occur under anesthesia.So... Read More »