2024 Cebu City, Philippines

Feb 27, 2024

Day 1 in Cebu City – a Lesson in Flexibility

Cebu City, Philippines

Flexibility – the quality of easily adapting and the word of the day as we arrived at the Seventh Day Adventist Miller Hospital in Cebu City. Anticipating a day dedicated to set up and run throughs o... Read More »

Feb 29, 2024

Cebu City Day 2 – Meeting Our Patients

Cebu City, Philippines

First team message of Day 2 “Breakfast 6 a.m., vans to hospital 7 a.m. sharp. Lots of eager patients waiting for you!” And indeed there were! Just over a hundred families made their way to Seve... Read More »

Mar 1, 2024

Cebu City Day 3 – The Miracles Begin

Cebu City, Philippines

The day our volunteers travelled nearly 7,000 miles for and the families may have been waiting years for has finally arrived- our first day of surgeries! One more short interview was held with each parent ... Read More »

Mar 4, 2024

Cebu City Day 4 – The Results!

Cebu City, Philippines

This morning, we visited our first group of patients recovering from lip and palate surgeries. The transformation was incredible! The medical team, including surgeons and pediatric nurses, went from cot to... Read More »

Mar 4, 2024

Cebu City Day 5 – Gratitude

Cebu City, Philippines

In accordance with the policies of Adventist Hospital Cebu, we observed Saturday as our day off after completing the morning rounds to assess our surgery patients from day two for clearance to go home. Wit... Read More »

Mar 6, 2024

Cebu City Day 6 – Tidbits

Cebu City, Philippines

A Rotaplast surgical trip involves numerous components, resembling a symphony where each participant contributes to the overall harmony of the mission. Beyond the formal mission objectives, there are a cou... Read More »

Mar 12, 2024

Cebu City Day 7 – Team Commitment

Cebu City, Philippines

Day 5 of surgeries is continuing to literally save smiles and change lives. You might be wondering how you bring a world-class surgical team together? Share the Rotaplast story! Our Rotaplast surgical team... Read More »

Mar 22, 2024

Cebu City Day 9 – Final Day of Surgeries

Cebu City, Philippines

Day nine brings a mixture of emotions as we gear up for our final day of surgeries. By day’s end, eight more children will have an opportunity for a brighter future. Our Rotaplast non-medical volunte... Read More »

Mar 26, 2024

Cebu City Day 10 – Lives Changed for 69 Children

Cebu City, Philippines

The final day of our Rotaplast Mission is the culmination of the incredible dedication and work by our team over the last nine days, with 69 children receiving new smiles and changed lives!  On this day o... Read More »

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Surgeon Karla Werninghaus, MD carefully inspects a young boy’s burn contracture on his arm, ensuring she understands the full extent of the injury before proceeding with the surgery. Anesthesiologist... Read More »

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Day 8 – Kiruddu Nat...

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