2024 Medellin, Colombia

May 8, 2024

Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams

Medellin, Colombia

On this Tuesday morning, a beautiful sunrise greeted us on our first full day of surgery. Anxious parents filled the atrium as they waited patiently for their child to be called to surgery. The look of rel... Read More »

May 8, 2024

Surfing in a Hurricane

Medellin, Colombia

Beach balls floating, large coloring circle time, tons of kids playing, and a registration line spread across the room, it felt like a hurricane.  Once we found our rhythm, it was smooth sailing. Our regi... Read More »

May 9, 2024

“Natalie” better known here as sweet Nataly

Medellin, Colombia

(Pictured: Rotarian Michelle Lewis, Nataly, and Rotarian Darlene Scott) Familiar faces and appreciative families were waiting for us in the reception room as we arrived at the hospital yesterday morning. S... Read More »

May 10, 2024

That’s What Friends Are For

Medellin, Colombia

It’s an incredible feeling when you are surrounded by a hospital filled with like minded, selfless, and loving people. Friends, and extremely committed partners! People that not only care, but they g... Read More »

May 10, 2024

Groove is in the Heart

Medellin, Colombia

We are getting into the groove! Only upbeat and positive energy entered the atrium today from our group of amazing Rotaplast volunteers.  We were extremely determined to have a smooth day while keeping it... Read More »

May 13, 2024

Somebody’s Hero

Medellin, Colombia

There is nothing more precious than capturing the essence of a mother’s unconditional love. It is very inspiring to see how much a mother will endure to help her child. Mothers are not the only heroe... Read More »

May 14, 2024

Eye of the Tiger

Medellin, Colombia

It takes steadfast concentration, combined with a compassionate heart to make a difference in the lives of the families that entrust us with their children’s care. It is obvious that this thought is ... Read More »

May 15, 2024

“Happier Then Ever” for you Evan

Medellin, Colombia

Extreme endurance, commitment, and perseverance! A four-year-old indigenous boy and his teenage sister, Dayana Mejia, were determined to arrive at the clinic from Bajo Baudo, a town far away in the Choco D... Read More »

May 22, 2024

The Final Countdown

Medellin, Colombia

It was bittersweet as we said our goodbyes yesterday. We were going home, but we knew pieces of our team’s hearts now belong to the people of Colombia. What a humbling, 13 day experience! Two weeks ago w... Read More »

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