It has been amazing journey and a life changing experience. Thank you all for being part of it and for sharing this journey with us. In closing, I would like to end this blog with the beautiful words of our medical director on this mission, Dr. Ron Gemberling:
"Through our deeds of caring and compassion we have demonstrated the purist forms of international goodwill as ambassadors of Rotaplast. In addition to the challenge and wonder of the work that we have accomplished, I am continually amazed and gratified to witness the unique contribution of each member of our medical and non-medical team, with diverse backgrounds and experience, coming together and bonding for a common goal to achieve the profound, tangible life changing transformations we performed over our short stay in Guatemala. Because of distance, language and time we will never truly know the personal, family and societal impact of our efforts but we can forever feel in our hearts and never forget that we have all performed extraordinary deeds for the betterment of the children of this far away place."
Los Milagrosos (The Miracle Workers)!
Before we end this journey, I would like to give thanks to our miracle workers one more time. This journey would have been nothing without them. They have touched many lives by their presence during this trip and have created memories that will last a life time.
Our team is lead by our Mission and Medical Directors. Let’s meet them now!
Our Mission Director is Brian Walker. Brian is from Northern California and is retired from retail grocery. This is his 25th mission!!
Our Medical Director is Dr. Ron Gemberling. Dr. Ron is a plastic surgeon who runs a private practice in Northern California and a member of the Saratoga Rotary Club. He is also a clinic faculty Assistant Professor at Stanford University. This is his 41st mission!! In addition to being our medical director, Dr. Ron also taught several local fourth year residents on plastic surgery techniques related to cleft lip and palate patients. Amazing and many thanks Dr. Ron!!!
Now let’s meet the rest of our medical team!
Dr. Gagan Sabharwal comes to us from New Dehli India! Back home Dr. Gagan is a reconstructive maxillofacial surgeon at the Fortis Memorial Research Institute. He is member of Rotary Club District 3010 and this is his third mission. His next mission will be in his home town in November! Good luck Dr. Gagan!!