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Dec 4, 2018

Day 6 – Meet the Amazing Volunteers on the Narnaul Rotaplast Team

Narnaul, India

This amazing and international team has been carefully assembled to address the needs in this region of the world. With members who speak the language and are sensitive to the cultural aspects, we have bee... Read More »

Dec 2, 2018

Day 5 – Saying Goodbye, strengthening our ties and meeting new families

Narnaul, India

Day 5 and we are already saying goodbye to the first round of patients.  We have developed relationships despite language and cultural barriers.  There appear to be open doors at every turn with our comm... Read More »

Dec 1, 2018

Day 4 – Waiting and Anticipating

Narnaul, India

It is day four and the rhythm of the team is flowing easily. We get to the hospital in the morning, after our breakfast and review of the day. Setting up our various stations now happens without many quest... Read More »

Nov 30, 2018

Day 3 – SHOWTIME !

Narnaul, India

All hands on deck at the Vijay Heart and General Hospital! It’s still dark outside and the team, who has gained another member overnight, enjoy a quick breakfast, a pep talk and we are off to meet the fa... Read More »

Nov 29, 2018

Day 2 – Please meet some of our Patients!

Narnaul, India

It’s Day 2 and time to get down to business. It became evident that the team members were excited about the Mission as evidenced in their arrival at breakfast with their backpacks filled with gifts for t... Read More »

Nov 28, 2018

Narnaul, India 2018, November 25-27

Narnaul, India

A Bindi Welcome to Narnaul for all of us! A welcoming dawn in Narnaul! We have (almost all) arrived! Where do I start with how to share the first 40 or so hours of our experience with being on a Read More »

Oct 25, 2018

Sylhet, Bangladesh 2018

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Shafayat is three and a half years old and was born with a unilateral cleft lip. Fahid arrived in our clinic on our first day of operations at the Park View Medical College and Hospital.  He exhibited the... Read More »

Oct 23, 2018

Sylhet, Bangladesh 2018

Sylhet, Bangladesh

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Oct 23, 2018

Sylhet, Bangladesh 2018

Sylhet, Bangladesh

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Oct 23, 2018

Sylhet, Bangladesh 2018

Sylhet, Bangladesh

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Oct 21, 2018

Sylhet Bangladesh Mission in full swing

Sylhet, Bangladesh

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Oct 10, 2018

Surgical Day Seven

Cebu City, Philippines

Fifteen patients, primarily babies with cleft lips, are scheduled today; our final day of surgery.  John Nino, 8 months old was in the operating room shortly after 7:00 am this morning. By 9:00 am, John N... Read More »

Oct 9, 2018

Scenes From the OR from day 1 – 5

Cebu City, Philippines

Two operating tables occupy one room.  Here, surgeons Rod Simonds, MD and Hootan Daneshmand, MD operate.  They are assisted by local scrub nurses.  Rotaplast nurse Lucille Pinlac, RN and Victoria Slama ... Read More »

Oct 9, 2018

Walk in Registrations

Cebu City, Philippines

Earlier in the week, we set up a mini-clinic in the records room to process walk-in patients seeking Rotaplast’s help.  Three year old Koby enjoys getting on and off the scale to be weighed.Families... Read More »

Oct 8, 2018

Children cleared for Surgery

Cebu City, Philippines

Cres, age 3 exhibits lots of energy despite the fact he has been NPO since last night.  He runs from his cot to the play area to grab a pack of crayons. Pediatrician Dr. Liz Hawkes examines Cres in order... Read More »

Oct 8, 2018

Surgical Day Five – Morning

Cebu City, Philippines

The post-op ward was particularly crowded today because palate surgery patients stay two nights. Most surgeries for the past two days have been hard and soft palate repairs.Dr. Brad Coots examines a post-o... Read More »

Oct 8, 2018

Margarata’s Family

Cebu City, Philippines

Jesus’ mother Margarata is deaf.  She and her family are homeless and live in a Jeepney which is a small transport bus in Camp Marina Barangay Opra.  They traveled by motorcycle and two Jeepneys to get... 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 »

Oct 7, 2018

Surgical Day Four

Cebu City, Philippines

Flexibility has been the key word these past two days.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are down two team members.  Instantly, assignments are juggled around. The team rallies together switching gear... Read More »

Oct 6, 2018

Meet Brothers John and Jade

Cebu City, Philippines

John, aged 4 and Jade, age 7 are two of 8 siblings.  They were both born with a cleft lip and cleft palate. The year Jade was born, his dad, Jeber saw an advertisement on TV for Rotaplast.  The family Read More »


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Dec 4, 2018

Day 6 – Meet the Am...

Narnaul, India

This amazing and international team has been carefully assembled to address the needs in this region of the world. With members who speak the language and are sensitive to the cultural aspects, we have bee... Read More »

Dec 2, 2018

Day 5 – Saying Good...

Narnaul, India

Day 5 and we are already saying goodbye to the first round of patients.  We have developed relationships despite language and cultural barriers.  There appear to be open doors at every turn with our comm... Read More »