2012 Oaxaca, Mexico
This is the first day of surgery for the 2012 Oaxaca Rotaplast team. Our nurses, anesthesiologists, and surgeons are in the operating rooms preparing for the first surgeries of patients who were evaluated ... Read More »
Our journey began in San Francisco, where 17 medical and non-medical volunteers flew to Oaxaca, Mexico to meet over 100 patients whose smiles we hope to save. After getting our heavy boxes through customs,... Read More »
During registration we evaluated 110 patients who were hopeful that they'd be selected for surgery. In the registration process a patient is routed through 5 stations where personal information, photos... Read More »
Our second day kept each of us busy. Rebecca and Carl staffed the registration table. While Rebecca kept meticulous files, Carl made children smile as he took their pictures for our records. Cyndie ... Read More »
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When we arrived this morning, I heard one of the parents use the word k’extajik. I asked one of the nurses what this meant and she explained to me that the mother speaks K’iche, the Mayan language ... Read More »