2010 Oaxaca, Mexico
Our journey together began at the San Francisco airport at 4 a.m., and by 4p.m. we were in Oaxaca, Mexico and ready to get to the hotel and hospital to prepare for the rest of our time here. The Rotaplast Read More »
Hospital de la Ninez Oaxaquena, the Oaxaca Children's Hospital, located in a rural area some twenty miles south of town, will be our place of work during the course of the mission. The hospital is a re... Read More »
This is a day of great hope for the parents and children who have traveled great distances to Oaxaca in order to be evaluated by the surgeons, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, the dentist and speech patho... Read More »
Our day started with fifteen new patients who had arrived in hopes of being added to the surgery schedule. These patients were unable, for various reasons, to come to the regular clinic evaluation. ... Read More »
In the children’s hospital we are not only in the company of the children who are our patients, but also their healthy brothers and sisters. Rotary volunteers and social workers keep an eye on these sibl... Read More »
Language issues can be very challenging in Oaxaca. Despite the interpreters on our team and those provided by our host Rotary club, some patients speak an indigenous language that is not easily understood ... Read More »
The surgeons, pediatricians and I went to the hospital this morning to check on the welfare of the children who received surgery on Day Six. Even a day after a cleft lip repair the results are rewarding. &... Read More »
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