2014 Lima, Peru
Day 1: Travel to Peru
Hello from Lima, Peru! My name is Mike McGuffin. I am the photojournalist for the Rotaplast mission to Lima. I invite you to join us each day and view the posted images and comments reflecting the transf... Read More »
Day 2: Getting Started in Lima, Peru
Our first full day in Lima, started with breakfast at the Hotel Colon in the Mira Flores district. The team conducted break-out meetings led by Mission Director, Barbara Saffer and Head Nurse, Sharron Newt... Read More »
Day 3: Clinic Day
Day 3 – Once we arrived at the Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza in mid-town, Lima, our team set its sites on screening as many candidates suitable for surgery as possible. This process typically in... Read More »
Day 4: Ready to Change Lives!
Mijael, is ready to go to surgery with Dr. Jonathan Khersonsky and OR nurse, Gina Brown. “Hi Mijael, we’re ready for you!” said anesthesiologist, Dr. Jonathan Khersonsky. His warm greetin... Read More »
Day 5: Making a Difference
After an amazing first day of surgeries, the Rotaplast Lima team arrived early at the hospital to take on more cases. Medical Director, Dr. Dennis Dundas, summed up Day 1 while looking forward to Day 2. ... Read More »
Day 6: Giving Hands & Giving Hearts
Our third surgery day was by far the most productive. Many children and adults were able to receive corrective surgery for cleft lip and palate anomalies. For a volunteer, whether this is your 1st or 25th ... Read More »
Day 7: Circle of Care
Circle of Care Parents are naturally nervous about the upcoming procedure to be performed on their child. But, when they meet our volunteer medical and non-medical staff and go through our circle of ca... Read More »
Day 8: Ebb and Flow
The Rotaplast Lima team completed another incredible day of surgeries with multiple cleft lip and palate procedures on patients young and old. As the surgery schedule proceeds at a brisk pace, the post-op ... Read More »
Day 9: Communication is Key
The Lima Rotaplast team operated on many more cleft lip and palate repair cases today. We’ve enjoyed serving as many children and adults as possible, but we know our time here is coming to a close. S... Read More »
Day 10: Final Scheduled Day of Surgeries and Recognition Day
On the final scheduled day of surgery, the Rotaplast Lima medical team performed as many cleft lip and palate surgeries and procedures as they possibly could. Once again, we heard the inspirational stories... Read More »
Day 11: Post-Op Clinic and Farewell
Today the Rotaplast Lima medical team conducted the post-op clinic. Many of our patients came for a final check-up and consultation with our doctors. With a small flashlight, surgeons peered once more in... Read More »
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