Dec 5, 2017

Day Six — Our Third OR Day

Agra, IndiaAgra, India

Pankuri (left) and Daksh (right) with their mom.  These siblings were born with extra fingers and toes, which were surgically removed. Daksh’s hands before surgery. Tanuja before surgery with the be... Read More »

Dec 5, 2017

Day Seven — The Next Generation

Agra, IndiaAgra, India

Sophie Saucedo (Patient Transporter) and Chelsa Green (Recreation Therapist) have teamed up to cover a third position of Ward Coordinator, keeping track of our patients in the hospital from check-in throug... Read More »

Oct 7, 2018

Meet 16 year old Eunil

Cebu City, PhilippinesCebu City, Philippines

Eunil , 16 attends school.  At closing ceremonies in March a women he did not know approached him to tell him help exists in Cebu City for his cleft.   Abounding Love was at his home within days to conn... Read More »

Jan 12, 2019

Day 5- Operations Commence

Chittagong, BangladeshChittagong, Bangladesh

Operation days are the most exciting days for me. I wake up hours early, envisioning in my mind the arm strokes of the Surgeons as they craft a new face. Or the look on a parent’s face when they see Read More »

Nov 4, 2019

Sylhet, Bangladesh 2019 – Symposium

Sylhet, BangladeshSylhet, Bangladesh

There was an educational component to this year’s Sylhet mission. With the help of M.A.G. Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, Rotaplast International was able to organize a symposium on Plastic, Craniofa... Read More »

Jul 19, 2020

A Tribute to Terry Hodskins


Rotaplast lost a dear friend on May 29, 2020 with the passing of Terry (Hodskins) Fullum. It was Terry’s inspiration nearly 20 years ago that led to the founding of the project Wrap-A-Smile to provide qu... Read More »

Aug 18, 2020

Letter from the Rotaplast Founders


A Letter to the Rotaplast Family – When we started planning for a Rotaplast mission nearly thirty years ago, as a World Community Service Project of the Rotary Club of San Francisco, we never thought... Read More »

Aug 26, 2020

Loss of a Great Surgeon and Supporter


We recently lost a great surgeon who contributed his skills and time on Rotaplast missions in India and Venezuela, and was a great humanitarian.  Dr. Holman will be missed. Paul David Holman, M.D., age 77... Read More »

Nov 18, 2020

Successful Mission to Agra, India on the Eve of Coronavirus Pandemic


Rotaplast’s finale before our current pause due to the Coronavirus Pandemic was a productive mission to Agra, India. The team successfully operated on 82 patients including many with severe contractures ... Read More »

Nov 25, 2020

A story by Dr. Paul Helpard: The Miracle Behind the Lip!


In May of 2017, I, Dr. Paul Helpard, had the pleasure of meeting a young and vibrant 21-year-old woman named Milagros when I participated as an orthodontist on my third Rotaplast Mission and second in Lima... Read More »

Feb 11, 2021

Winter 2021 Newsletter


          NEWSLETTER WINTER 2021         New Members on the Board of Directors     ​Rotaplast International welcomed three new members to the Board of Directors. All are Rotarians and season... Read More »

Feb 17, 2021

Passing of Rotarian Bent Harder


It is with great sorrow to inform of the passing on February 10, 2021 of Bent Harder. Bent devoted his time and money to six Rotaplast missions in Venezuela, China, El Salvador, Peru and the Philippines. H... Read More »

Apr 1, 2021

Loss of a Great One, Joe Grasso


It is with a heavy heart we inform you of the passing of Phillip Joseph Grasso on March 28, 2021. Since 2008 Joe has devoted his time, talent and treasure to Rotaplast which became his passion and for him ... Read More »

Jun 2, 2021

Rotaplast Update – June 2021


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Aug 7, 2021

Rotaplast Summer 2021 Newsletter


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Jul 25, 2022

Day 1- Clinic Day, Decisions to be made

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We began the morning bright and early with breakfast at 5:30am with a quick meeting to follow.  Then we boarded a bus around 6:30am and took a 15-minute ride to Hospital General de Medellin.  After check... Read More »

Jul 26, 2022

Day 2- Double duty: clinic & surgeries

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The day started with another early breakfast and on the bus to the hospital at 6:15am.  Upon arrival, everyone got right to work setting up our different areas.  Notice the picture of Roger Schulte proud... Read More »

Nov 27, 2022
Nov 27, 2022

Day 3- K’extajik:Transformed


When we arrived this morning, I heard one of the parents use the word k’extajik. I asked one of the nurses what this meant and she explained to me that the mother speaks K’iche, the Mayan language ... Read More »

Nov 28, 2022

Day 4-part 1: Tiburón bebe: Baby shark


Good afternoon, we started our day in the post-op ward hanging out with our patients who had surgery yesterday. Our Recreation therapist, Cyndie George, entertained the children with baby shark, otherwise ... Read More »

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Mar 23, 2023

Day 10 – The last f...

Agra, India

The last full day of surgery is a great success. Many patients have been operated on today with complex burns. The total will be 58 patients with 92 procedures/surgery at the end of the mission. This morni... Read More »

Mar 22, 2023

Day 9 – a puzzle ev...

Agra, India

Sometimes it is difficult to schedule the operations here in Firozabad. Not because there are no registrations (despite the fact that there may also be some more), but mainly because there are ‘no sh... Read More »