Our next to last trip of the season left this weekend for Bolivia. We are thankful for the volunteers' service and devotion to improving lives through reconstructive surgery. This team will be focused on patients with hand injuries and congenital abnormalities. We will be working with Dr. Jorge Terrazas, our Bolivian partner of 12 years and one of the few hand surgeons in Bolivia. He also will be honored for his dedication to the poor at the 2014 Transformations Gala.
Team members include: plastic surgeon, Jonathan Rausky, M.D. (Paris, France); anesthesiologist, Fabian Okonski, M.D. (Los Gatos, CA); anesthesiologist, Rosalie Bradley, M.D. (Ann Arbor, MI); pediatrician, Arthur Lande, M.D. (Piedmont, CA); hand therapist, Tom Taylor, OTR/L,CHT (Oakland, CA); head nurse, Lisa Shebell, R.N. (Oakland, CA); PACU nurse, Elise Reay-Ellers, R.N. (Lakeforest Park, WA); coordinator/translator, Amy Laden (Mountain View, CA); coordinator/translator, Eric Solis (Sacramento, CA); ReSurge assistant director of communications, Jennifer Wilmore (Oakland, CA); and volunteer trip photographer, Darcy Padilla (San Francisco, CA).
Stay tuned for updates from Bolivia!