2017 Lima, Peru
Bienvenidos a Peru Rotaplast!
Rotaplast has been changing the lives of children for 25 years and those in Lima and its surrounding areas since 2009. It’s no surprise then that Speech Pathologist Dr. Marlene Salas-Provance and a f... Read More »
A Day of Overcoming Obstacles
On every Rotaplast mission, there are certain to be challenges despite planning and years of experience. Volunteers are always reminded to be flexible and go with the flow of the controlled chaos of pre-cl... Read More »
Changing Lives One Surgery at a Time
Being part of the Rotaplast team means that everyone is vital to the mission, no matter the position held. And sometimes, members are pressed into service other than their assignment, like anesthesiologis... Read More »
Mission Newcomer: “It’s Amazing.”
Dental technician Don Lee may be working in a small room alone and behind the scenes, but he is no less critical to helping Rotaplast patients. During the mission, Don is responsible for making splints, mo... Read More »
Rotaplast Rookie Helps Bridge Language Barrier
One of them most important non-medical positions held by a Rotarian is that of interpreter. On this mission that job was assigned to Marcella Ramos of the Fisherman’s Wharf Rotary Club. Previously, ... Read More »
Ward Coordinator Wears Many Hats
As a successful realtor for 28 years, Robin Smith is used to being organized and putting out fires. It makes sense then that she would be the ideal person to serve as the mission’s Ward Coordinator. Smit... Read More »
Making a Difference — Again
Rotaplast missions can have a meaningful impact on Rotarians and that is clearly demonstrated by several Lima team members who count this mission as their second or third. Dennis Kneeppel, the COO and chie... Read More »
Wrapped in Love
Before patients head into surgery, they each receive a unique and beautiful handcrafted quilt made by Rotarians who donate their creations to the Wrap-A-Smile organization. Since 2001, Wrap-A-Smile has mad... Read More »
Meet Fabiola: Thankful for Rotaplast
During missions, it’s not that unusual to see patients from previous years. This time, Fabiola, right, returned for additional surgery. Fabiola and another patient named Marlene became friends af... Read More »
Mission Ends with Smiles
The Lima team this year drew medical professionals from all over the United States as well as from India and Canada. Rotarians, meanwhile, came from California and Nevada. No matter our addresses, we all h... Read More »
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