2013 Cumana, Venezuela

Jun 25, 2013

We have arrived in Cumana

Cumana, Venezuela

Our first sight as the ramp of our plane was lowered was what appeared to be the entire Rotary Club of Cumana. It was an extraordinary, and warm welcome after such a long journey.  This third and las... Read More »

Jun 28, 2013

Two Hundred and Counting

Cumana, Venezuela

As in many endeavors success depends on teamwork, and we had a winning team today. The Rotary club of Cumanagoto was highly organized and well prepared. Volunteers came  from Toyota Venezuela, Chevro... Read More »

Jun 29, 2013

What if you could’t smile?….. ever

Cumana, Venezuela

On Saturday a pretty girl named Marielys Salazar had surgery for Mobius syndrome. Mobius syndrome is extremely rare, and children with the syndrome are unable to smile or show emotion due to lack of facial... Read More »

Jun 29, 2013

Why we volunteer

Cumana, Venezuela

Some of our team is on their first mission, and some have been on many missions. The fabric that binds the team and brings them back time after time is the warmth we feel from the parents and the children. Read More »

Jul 1, 2013

Rotaplast does a lot more than smiles

Cumana, Venezuela

Submitted by Mareen Knabb guest editor   Nohemi is the youngest of six children, and lives in the city of Carupano, Venezuela. She is a bright, friendly girl with many friends, and a supportive famil... Read More »

Jul 2, 2013

Overcoming Life’s Obstacles

Cumana, Venezuela

submitted by Maureen Knabb guest editor   Eduardo was born with many congenital defects including severe right leg and hip deformity, club foot, cleft lip and palate on both sides of his mouth, and s... Read More »

Jul 4, 2013

Reflections

Cumana, Venezuela

Angel on his way to OR with Dr Forbes Our time here is almost over, and everyone is both sad and happy. We are sad that in one short hour we will have to say goodbye to the children, their Read More »

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