Posts from 2020
Post-Op Clinic – Thank You – Namaste
Strength Among Us Today is our last day, and it started with the Post-Op Clinic, seeing the patients that underwent surgery was bittersweet. We are happy to see their progress and improvement, but will m... Read More »
Entertaining Kids – Flexibility – Surgeons – Anesthesiologists
Entertaining Kids There are certain things that are consistent with children all around the world. First, when you are trying to get them to sit quietly, for any extended period of time, it can be a chal... Read More »
6th Surgical Day – Very Busy – 18 Surgeries
Today was the 6th day of surgeries and all gave their best effort which resulted in 18 surgeries! Thanks team. Baby Ruby We had multiple cleft lip and palate surgeries today. But the most memorable f... Read More »
Dr. Goel – Giving back to her Peeps
Dr. Goel enjoys returning to help her “peeps.” She feels she owes her country and her people a debt. She completed her medical school in India before immigrating to the U.S. 35 years ago. ... Read More »
PACU & Ward Staff
The Post Anesthesia Care Unit is where the patients are transferred from surgery until they wake up. The PACU room has three beds for the patients to use as they wake up from surgery. After the patients wa... Read More »
Grit & Clearing for Surgery
Determination and Grit – – Vavita When I first saw Vavita I was astounded that someone could survive the horrible burns she had experienced. The burns were all over her upper body from her ey... Read More »
Thank you to our quilters……
The quilts you have seen are donated by Wrap-A-Smile. Wrap-A-Smile Wrap-A-Smile was started by Terry Hodskins of the Wells Maine Rotary Club and to date over 24,700 hand-made cotton quilts have been shared... Read More »
Check on Patients then Check out Taj Mahal
It is Sunday, and the crew has been given a much needed day of rest. The plan is to go see the Taj Mahal, but first, the surgeons need to check on their patients from the day before. We got Read More »
I’m going to help you take a nap…..
I overheard anesthesiologist Dr. Anderson talking to a 10-year-old girl and her father outside the operating room explaining to them about the surgery. As he knelt down in front of the girl and making su... Read More »
Neetesh has such beautiful eyes. She was born with a cleft lip which was successfully repaired. Nikhil’s Birthday wishes came true with the surgery on his hand by Dr. Solis. Before the patients are tak... Read More »
Happy Birthday Mark
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Today, the surgeries start. The patients and the families consider the changes that these surgeries will bring to their families. First a debriefing by Lead Anesthesiologist Dr. Fleming. Then all to th... Read More »
The Work Begins – Pre-Clinic
The volunteers gather at the Unity Hospital steps to commemorate the team of Rotaplast volunteers as well as the local Rotarian who is helping us so much Rahul Wadhwa. Pre-Clinic is the day where po... Read More »
And so the Mission begins . . .
First there is the gathering at San Francisco Airport. Walking into the International Terminal near the Emirates desk the blue blazerd and tan pants brigade gradually formed Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Thirty-o... Read More »
Day 12 – Goodbye & Thank You to Our Sponsors
We are back in Guatemala City today and tomorrow we leave for our homes. Today, we had lunch with the local Rotary Club that has provided such invaluable support, Club Rotario Guatemala de la Asuncion. Thi... Read More »
Day 11 – Final Clinic & Packing Up
Today was the final day in Retalhuleu, the surgeons did the rounds of yesterday’s patients and then the final clinic when the patients came back. This day makes all the hard work worth it. The smiles, th... Read More »
Day 10 – Surgeries Done
The final official count is 121 procedures on 98 patients. The teams had good reason to celebrate! Dr. Roy and his team Dr. Bridgett, Nurse Manuel & Nurse Margo Dr. Jitka’s team with Dr. Tim, D... Read More »
Day 9 – Thanks for the Quilts!
Every patient, young or old, is given a handmade blanket. So we must give a shout out and a thank you to Wrap-A-Smile by the International Quilters, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wells, Maine. The quilte... Read More »
Day 9 – Local Medical Staff
Again, we were greeted by a volcanic burp from the Santiagito Volcano. LOCAL MEDICAL SUPPORT This Rotaplast Mission has also depended on local nurses both in the OR and the PACU units for support. Below ... Read More »
Day 8 – Transformations
Today we can start to show you some of the work that is being done. Below are before and after photos of some of the operations. Please note that the post-operation photos are taken either immediately aft... Read More »
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Day 10 – The last f...
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 »
Day 9 – a puzzle ev...
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 »