Posts from 2022

Dec 2, 2022

Day 8: Ch’uq-ib: Keeping Warm

In the last few days, you may have noticed our patients in bed or covered up in beautiful quilt, such as the ones below. These quilts were made for and donated by Wrap-A-Smile (a Rotary based organizatio... Read More »

Dec 2, 2022

Day 7: Part 2- Meet our sponsors: The Rotary Club of San Jose

According to sjrotary.org, The Rotary Club of San Jose, located in San Jose, California, was founded on March 11, 1914. There are currently 420 members and the club is the 8th largest in the world. The Rot... Read More »

Dec 1, 2022

Day 7: K’ak’ q’ij- New Day

It’s a new day. Another chance to discover And rediscover And make changes And enjoy life. A chance to reach out. A chance to hold on To the things that are dear. It’s a new day. Another opp... Read More »

Nov 30, 2022

Day 6: Meet Alejandro

Good morning! Its another beautiful day in Antigua, Guatemala. Today I would like you to meet Alejandro! We met Alejandro and his mom Marcella on our first clinic day. They drove two hours from Guatemala C... Read More »

Nov 29, 2022

Day 5-part 2: Loq’oq’ej:To love

In K’iche’ the word to love is loq’oq’ej and this is what we are all feeling on this beautiful day. Love for our host country and its beautiful people and loq’oq’ej and k’amowaj (to ... Read More »

Nov 29, 2022

Day 5 part 1: Bendiciones-Blessings

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Good morning and welcome back. Today we started day 3 of surgeries. By 7am, all areas of the hospital were busy either preparing our patients for surgery or helping them to recover from their operations ye... Read More »

Nov 28, 2022

Day 4-part 2: Memorable moments

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  Great job today Team Rotaplast! Read More »

Nov 28, 2022

Day 4-part 1: Tiburón bebe: Baby shark

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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 »

Nov 27, 2022

Day 3- K’extajik:Transformed

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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 27, 2022
Nov 27, 2022

Day 2- Welcome Back Home

In the words of our host, Mr. Carlos Ramirez Portilla, “Welcome Back Home.” Thanks to the help of our local Rotary club host, Rotary Club Guatemala de la Asunción, the hospital was surrounded... Read More »

Nov 27, 2022

Day 1- I haven’t seen you since….

Welcome to our blog. My name is Renee Paquier and I am your mission historian. This mission is located in Antigua, Guatemala. Antigua Guatemala or “Old Guatemala” is located in southern Guatemala. It w... Read More »

Aug 4, 2019

Until we meet again – ကျနော်တို့ပြန်တွေ့သည်အထိ

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Today is our last day in Myanmar 🙁 Rather than say goodbye however (သွားတော့မယ်-swarrtotmaal) I think its best to say, until we meet again – ကျနော်တို့... Read More »

Aug 3, 2019

Let’s Smile- ပွုံးရယျ

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

We are almost done with our mission and our stay here in Myanmar. We have made some incredible memories, met the most beautiful people, and helped to change the lives of our patients.  The word of the day... Read More »

Aug 1, 2019

Let’s meet Khit!

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Khit (pronounced Heet) and her grandparents joined us in clinic three days ago. They travelled by bus for 5 hours from a village outside of Naypyidaw. Khit is being raised by her grandparents because her p... Read More »

Aug 1, 2019

Let’s meet Line-န်လင်း

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Good morning! Today I would like to introduce you to Line, န်လင်း! Line (pronounced Lynn) is 7 months old and lives with her parents in the Yamoing township. It took Line and her family two d... Read More »

Jul 31, 2019

Clinic day 7- Operation day 6 – Strength – ခွန်အား and courage – ရဲစွမ်းသတ္တိ

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

We are almost done with our mission and one thing that has stood out for me the most during my time here is the amount of strength and courage our patients have. So there are two words of the day Read More »

Jul 31, 2019

Lets meet Aung- အောင်

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Aung and his parents Tintin (dad) and Sar Chi (mom) joined us on our third day of clinic. They are from Nay Pwi Taw and heard about Rotaplast from the staff at General Hospital. Aung’s father is extr... Read More »

Jul 31, 2019

Another day of clinic and operations – for this we are grateful- ကျေးဇူးတင်

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Today we begin another day of seeing patients in both the clinic area and for operations. We are extremely grateful that we have been able to see so many wonderful people during our time in Myanmar. So the... Read More »

Jul 31, 2019

Lets meet the General Hospital team- အထွေထွေဆေးရုံ

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Good morning! Today I would like to introduce to you the rest of the General Hospital/အထွေထွေဆေးရုံ – aahtwayhtway sayyrone- staff, including but not limited to: Dr. Yin Tha... Read More »


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