Posts from 2022

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 »


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Dec 2, 2022

Day 8: Ch’uq-ib: Ke...

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 s...

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 »