Thanks to all who bought salmon!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Alaskan salmon fundraiser. It was a huge success and we hope to do it again next year!

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Dental Outreach to Remote Schools in the Western Highlands

February 10, 2016 Ash Wednesday … Reflections from Team Member Susie Poulton Today some members of our Iowa MOST team went to visit three schools in the highlands of Guatemala. The sky was cloudless and the scenery was beautiful as we were driven another 5,000 feet into the mountains on very windy roads.  The first…

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The Mission Comes to a Close

Final thoughts from District 6000 Governor Elect Chris Knapp Our time in Huehuetenango was drawing to a close. Tomorrow, Friday, we begin our trip back to Iowa City via Antigua.  In preparation of our return and to complete this year’s Iowa MOST mission to Guatemala the medical team had their opportunity to participate in two…

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Guatemalan Highlands

Reflections from  Rotary District 6000 President Elect Chris Knapp When you visit the villages and schools in the highlands of Guatemala, throw out any preconceived notions of what a school should look like or what school supplies and materials are available to the students.  You can even throw out the image you may have of…

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Another great day in Guatemala!

Reflections from District 6000 Governor Elect Chris Knapp Sunday was the first day of medical procedures at the hospital for Iowa MOST.  The surgeons and nursing staff had an excellent day of surgeries and recoveries.  The patients had excellent care from our expert team.  Additionally, the dental team was also busy with patients.  Their patients often…

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Little Amaly

from Krasi Hristov, Johnson & Johnson Volunteer Amaly is 9 months old. Yesterday her parents brought her to the hospital with the hope to get help for the congenital deformity of her hand. The family lives more than three hours away and they had to leave their four other children at home due to the…

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Day 2 of Surgeries

from Rotary District 6000 Governor-Elect Chris Knapp Today was a full day of surgeries for the MOST team.  The surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, nursing and support staff were busy from 8:00 to 4:00 with cleft lip repairs, teeth extractions and other minor surgeries.  All of the patients came through their procedures with flying colors and will…

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The World in Silence

Thoughts from Vernette Knapp, District 6000 Governor Elect Spouse Moises Mehenia Francises is 3 years old who lives with his family in the village of Santa Eulalia, 3 1/2 hours away from Huehuetenango which is a full day of travel for the family.  Moises’s family has no economic resources and live a subsistence life. When Moises…

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Screening Day with Los Ninos

Thoughts from Chris Knapp, District 6000 Governor Elect What a fantastic day!  The weather was cool and the sky clear. We arrived at the hospital shortly before 8:00 am.  As we walked up to the entrance of the hospital, we began to walk through a crowd of men, women and children.  There must have been 20 or…

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Iowa MOST Experience from District 6000 Rotarian DG Elect

Friday morning was our first Breakfast together as a team. Dr. John Canady, our Medical Team Leader briefed us on what our day will be like, unpacking the supplies from last year, and acquainting ourselves with layout of the new hospital renovation. The private hospital where Iowa MOST operates has added two new surgical rooms,…

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