2010 Cumana, Venezuela
Day 1 Travel Caracas to Cumana
The Rotaplast Mission to Cumana, Venezuela arrived after a short flight in a National Guard plane supplied by the Venezuelan government. The 30 volunteers, their luggage and supplies all were... Read More »
Day 2 Clinic
The work begins as we got an early start by arriving at a military base where all of potential patients and their families have congregated to await today’s evaluation. There are a... Read More »
Day 3 The work begins
Day 3-The operations begin. Another rather early start today. We were on the bus for the hospital at 6:30 AM. Our 35 boxes of supplies had been partially unpacked and set up o... Read More »
Day 4 My First Surgery Day
Check out the before and after photos below and the Mom's appreciation. This kid's parents fought for the surgery for their daughter by getting new tests ran when she was turned down... Read More »
Day 5 Check out the results
Day 5 Continued
After watching the surgeries yesterday I was certain that all our patients would be sore and cranky this morning. I tagged along on doctors rounds this morning to check out yesterday's su... Read More »
Day 6 The mission team at work
We are going to focus on our team today. We are a group of 30 from 3 countries: the USA, Canada, and Uruguay. In addition, we have numerous Venezuelan Rotary volunteers and a large group of v... Read More »
Day 8 My Day with the dentists.
We have two dentists with us on this mission. Normally they are present to extract teeth that, during surgery, it has been determined, need to be removed. One dentist is a newcomer to Rotaplast mis... Read More »
Day 9 – Johnny and our crew
I spent some time with Johnny the last two days. Johnny is age 30 and had traveled 6 hours to get to our clinic. He tells me that this is his fourth surgery on his face, palate, nose and lip, Read More »
Day 10- Our Last day of surgeries
Day 10 Yesterday as I was roaming the wards of the hospital where our patients were waiting or recovering, I came upon a 10-year-old girl with, what appeared to be, facial burns over maybe 80% of her face ... Read More »
Day 11 Final after Clinic visit to our patients.
Please enjoy the photos of our kids as they prepare to go home to a new and better life. Read More »
Day 12 and 13 The Mission ends.
Up at 3:30 AM, on the bus to the airport for our C-130 Hercules Military aircraft to return us to Caracas airport and our flight home, Well almost… the plane had mechanical problems and did no... Read More »
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