2008 Bago City, Philippines

Oct 8, 2008


Bago City, Philippines

After a long flight from San Francisco, the Rotaplast Bago City team has arrived! After landing in Manila we had a very nice welcome from the Philippine Department of Tourism who surprised us with beautifu... Read More »

Oct 9, 2008


Bago City, Philippines

Today was our first visit to the Bago City Hospital where we received a warm welcome from the friendly staff that was eager and excited for us to be there.  They were very supportive as they already ... Read More »

Oct 10, 2008


Bago City, Philippines

Hope.  That word alone sums up clinic day. Today was the day that would mark a new beginning for many parents and children. A new beginning that would allow their child to play with other children, t... Read More »

Oct 11, 2008


Bago City, Philippines

“Flow” is what I would describe the first day in the operating room.  For my first mission experience I found it quite amazing, I met all 26 individuals on this team over the course of the first ... Read More »

Oct 12, 2008

A Day Off

Bago City, Philippines

  Today was our day off and after making rounds early in the morning we had a chance to go to a few places in and around Bacolod.  We visited the general hospital in town and I think we were Read More »

Oct 13, 2008

A Birthday Wish

Bago City, Philippines

It was our second day of surgeries and Jhommel was wheeled into the recovery room soon to be greeted by his mother.  As she walked in to see her son, tears slowly filled her eyes with the sight that ... Read More »

Oct 14, 2008

Happy as Can Be

Bago City, Philippines

When 24-year-old Alfredo entered the pre-op clinic on Friday I could vividly remember the excitement in his eyes when the doctors told him they could operate.  Alfredo had a cleft lip fixed on a prev... Read More »

Oct 15, 2008

Meet Bernadette

Bago City, Philippines

It seemed that everyone who crossed her path fell in love with her, including Pediatric Nurse Nan Madden.  It was evident that this little girl carried a beautiful spirit and energy. She is 6 years o... Read More »

Oct 16, 2008

The Fundador Family

Bago City, Philippines

Today was the last day of surgery for this Rotaplast mission but a big day for the Fundador family.  Necil and Eric Fundador are only 2 of the 9 siblings in this large family.  They both have c... Read More »

Oct 17, 2008

Another Day Off

Bago City, Philippines

Upon the completion of surgeries yesterday, we had rounds today and then the rest of the day to tour around. Once receiving the signal that everything was okay at the hospital, the local Rotarians arranged... Read More »

Oct 18, 2008

Post-Op Check Up

Bago City, Philippines

Today was post-op checkup day and it seemed to hold just as much joy as it did sadness.  Joy, that the day would bring such happiness from parents, children and those that surrounded them, but also s... Read More »

Oct 19, 2008


Bago City, Philippines

As I woke up this morning I had an overwhelming sense of gratitude.  I was grateful that I had been given this wonderful opportunity to be able to document this mission, I was grateful to know there ... Read More »

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