Iowa MOST is part of the Humanitarian and Educational Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization created by
Iowa Rotary District 6000.
Safety and Flexibility
The most important watchword of the Iowa MOST mission is Safety. After Safety comes the importance of Flexibility. So what happens when a hopeful individual appears in the midst of the week after patients have already been screened and placed on the schedule for surgery? Such a situation arose this week as it sometimes does when Reyli’s parents brought him to the Salus Hospital seeking surgery to repair the cleft lip of their four-month old son.
Much caution is used when considering surgery for a child as young as Reyli. Careful screening is a must to be in accord with our focus on Safety, but no one is turned away without careful screening to determine their needs and to provide any assistance that Iowa MOST can reasonably and safely offer. The focus on Flexibility means the prospective patient will be found a spot on the schedule if at all possible.
So here came Reyli on Sunday with his parents who had only discovered information about the mission on Friday, but made the trip with hopes of help for their son. And Reyli, though young, was healthy and hardy. He proved to be a good eater weighing in in at 17 pounds! A perfect candidate! Reyli was worked into the Monday surgery schedule and his cleft lip was repaired.
Reyli was so young that he will grow up no different from his siblings and he will never remember that he had a cleft issue. Safety and Flexibility. The guiding principles of Iowa MOST. These principles worked well for Reyli and his family, and have been keys to our success for 15 years here. ... See MoreSee Less
Precioso bebe, deseo que con las manos de los doctores y el equipo de Iowa Most pronto te recuperes y sea corregido con éxito el labio y paladar hendido.
I love being a small part of this group!
Thanks, nice job
6 months ago
We’ll do whatever it takes to take care of the kiddos! Nice moves Laura! ... See MoreSee Less
Jennifer Renshaw you should do this..you speak Spanish!
God bless you for such excellent people and for the works you do with so much love
God bless you ! ✨✨✨🤗
Erin Steffen you are the best!!
This morning the whole team got to do outreach at a school near Huehuetenango where Rotary President Rita Morales has a Rotary project. Our visit coincided with a celebration of Peace and Non-Violence across the country. The kids recited three principles of peace: love, respect, justice.
The kids and the team had a great time, playing a little “football,” getting fluoride, singing the toothbrush song, reading The Hungry Caterpillar, and getting new books. Each child was able to take home a book of their choice. We said goodbye with many hugs, and we look forward to coming back next year! ... See MoreSee Less