Arrival and Pre-Clinic
Greetings from Liberia; our team of 19 medical, non-medical volunteers arrived in Monrovia on Sunday night after flying for 24 hours from the US. We were a pleasantly surprised by a warm welcome from the f... Read More »
Meet Baby Benetta
Benetta Johnson was born with a cleft lip 9 months ago. Her mom left her stranded at the hospital the day she was born because she was ashamed of her. For days the hospital staff searched for her mom but Read More »
Students from Dujal Nursing School and two of our volunteers observing and asking Dr. Capozzi questions as he performs a cleft lip procedure on 4-year-old Boakai. Read More »
Having A fun Friday!!
Danielyn is a 10-year-old paraplegic. She fell out of a tree a year ago leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. She was admitted to the hospital 2 months ago with severe burns on both legs resulting fro... Read More »
Just another day in the life of a Rotaplast Volunteer!
Our Anesthesia team getting a patient ready for skin graft surgery. Joe Grasso (Sterlizer) checking on the surgical instruments to make sure they are sanitized and ready for surgery. Nurse Paula Fi... Read More »
District 5300 Engaging and Changing Lives in Monrovia, Liberia
This is the second Rotaplast Mission sponsored or co-sponsored by Rotarians from Rotary District 5300. Five Rotarians from Southern California and Southern Nevada volunteered for the mission to Monrovia. A... Read More »
An afternoon with Talking drums of Africa!!
Calabash Unit, a traditional folk dance group stopped by the hospital this afternoon to entertain our patients. The group performed three songs that represented the three tribes in Monrovia; the Kru, Bassa... Read More »
Meet Eddieton, he is 5 years old. He was only 3 weeks old when his mosquito net that was supposed to be protecting him caught fire from a candle, severely burning him. Eddie was rushed to the Africa Mercy ... Read More »
Medical Supplies for St. Joseph Catholic Hospital
Brother Patrick and Rotaplast Mission Director Brian Walker receiving medical supplies donated by Chevron Monrovia, Liberia. The medical content was supplied by MEDSHARE San Leandro, California. Group phot... Read More »
New Democracy Production
Wayne Schoenfeld is a world renowned photographer, executive producer and director at New Democracy Production. He is the international charity winner of the 2009 Medal of Peace award. Wayne uses photograp... Read More »
As we come to the end of our mission in Monrovia, Liberia it feels like we arrived just a day ago. Yet it also seems like we have been here for a month. Even though the last 10 days were Read More »
Reflection – Liberia
A beautiful piece of artwork by David Cachay of Rotaplast surgeon Ian Wilson, memorializing the work done on a Rotaplast mission to Liberia in 2012. Both David and Ian were on that mission. David’... Read More »
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