Posts from 2023

Apr 29, 2023

Day 11- Mission accomplished

Medellin, Colombia

The Rotaplast team ready for the last day of work in Medellin. Anne DeLaney, Karla Werninghaus and David Morwood, our team of surgeons! Robert Karoukian, Salman Dasti, Blair Segsworth and Zak Martinez our ... Read More »

Apr 29, 2023

Day 10 Strength

Medellin, Colombia

Ferney and his beautiful mam. Moms are the force behind beautiful transformations. Goodbye Doctor Jorge we are going to miss you!!! By Jorge Espana, MD (Surgeon, Colombia) Hello dear friends. How proud to ... Read More »

Apr 27, 2023

Day 9 – Courage

Medellin, Colombia

The day began with an example of courage. Luis and his surrogate mom were ready for a new smile and new life. Luis now has a new life. Thank you Luzviminda Accos, PACU Nurse. District 5300 was honored to s... Read More »

Apr 26, 2023

Day 8 – Back to work

Medellin, Colombia

Patients entering surgery and others leaving to home. Everyone doing their best work. Doctor David Morwood, MD conducting the orchestra. By Juan Gallego (Mission Liaison, Colombia) Medellin is a very speci... Read More »

Apr 25, 2023

Day 7 – Sunday to explore

Medellin, Colombia

Ready to Rock and Roll. New friends. Ready to go. We visited the ceramic factory in the Carmen de Viboral Antioquia. New artists painting their works of art. The finished product. Lunch time. The birthday ... Read More »

Apr 25, 2023

Day 6 – Dreams come true

Medellin, Colombia

Thank you very much, grandma says to the Surgeon Karla Werininghaus with a hug of happiness. Doctors Anne and David reviewing the patient after his surgery. New patient with Doctor Bryan Stamm, MD Finally,... Read More »

Apr 20, 2023

Day 5 – Gratitude

Medellin, Colombia

By Deborah Woolford (Recreation Therapist) The beauty in being a part of this mission is reflected in the eyes of these children and families. I will always remember and cherish the moments of love and lau... Read More »

Apr 19, 2023

Day 4 – More Happiness

Medellin, Colombia

The day began with the doctors’, Karla Werninghaus, MD, Luz Karime Morales, Pediatrician and David Morwood, MD, checking-up on their operated patients. Everything looks good and patients can go home!... Read More »

Apr 17, 2023

Day 2 – First day of surgeries

Medellin, Colombia

Day two starts early in the morning with the Rotaplast team waiting for the bus to go to the hospital.   Our day two clinic patients were already waiting outside of the hospital upon our arrival. We a... Read More »


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