2018 Monrovia, Liberia

Aug 13, 2018

Long Journey – Meeting New and Old Friends

Monrovia, Liberia

Team members met up at Dulles International after traveling from many parts of the US – Hawaii, California, Florida, Oregon, Louisiana and Pennsylvania. This was a chance for those who had worked tog... Read More »

Aug 13, 2018

Day 1 – Getting The Formalities in Order

Monrovia, Liberia

There are always some challenges to overcome on every mission and this mission was going to be no exception. Despite having all the paperwork sent ahead of time for having the medical team credentialed and... Read More »

Aug 15, 2018

Day 2 – Clinic Day

Monrovia, Liberia

With the medical team now licensed to work in Liberia day-2 began with clinic set up of all the stations – medical records, photography, nurses station, surgeons, and pediatrician.  People had been ... Read More »

Aug 16, 2018

Day 3 – Surgery, Clinic and Radio Stars

Monrovia, Liberia

Several other surgeries were performed today – all went well, some took longer than expected as they were complex cases but the outcomes were fantastic. Below is Dr. Jeff DeWeese (surgeon) and Dr. Mi... Read More »

Aug 17, 2018

Day 4 – The Patient Journey

Monrovia, Liberia

Many of the people traveling to St Joseph’s Hospital have traveled several hours by multiple shared taxi rides, buses or on foot. With rain, this can add an extra hour because of traffic or flooded r... Read More »

Aug 19, 2018

Day 5 – Raining Smiles

Monrovia, Liberia

It is the rainy season here in Liberia so we shouldn’t be surprised it rains – in fact, it rains a lot, in monsoon-like downpours. On the positive side the rain brings the temperature down but ... Read More »

Aug 20, 2018

Day 6 – The Team’s Found its Perfect Rhythm

Monrovia, Liberia

For a mission to be a success it requires a team effort with everyone doing their role, interacting with the rest of the team and being flexible enough to adjust roles because of unexpected circumstances.... Read More »

Aug 21, 2018

Day 7 – Land of Smiles of Tribulations

Monrovia, Liberia

While the primary purpose of the mission is to perform surgeries and help patients it is also important to get to know the country and the people. Everyone on the team when asked “What have you liked mos... Read More »

Aug 22, 2018

Day 8 – Thank You’s and Blankets

Monrovia, Liberia

Rotary District 7450 sponsored a significant portion of this mission. The money was raised by many of the clubs in the District contributing from money raised from charity events and also donations. Withou... Read More »

Aug 24, 2018

Day 9 and 10 – Last days of Surgey

Monrovia, Liberia

This mission has been special in many ways, the warmth and welcoming of the Liberian people, the support from Rotarians, especially Rotaractors and also because of the diversity of surgeries. We did a numb... Read More »

Aug 24, 2018

Day 11 – Final Clinic and Repacking Day

Monrovia, Liberia

While not every patient needs to come back to the final clinic we were very pleased to see that many of them did. It was great to see some of our favorite patients and even more satisfying to see some Read More »

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