Sunday Drive in the Mountains of Guatemala

Patchwork quilts of vegetable fields… onions, cabbages being harvested on the steep slopes & in the narrow valleys… Small villages with poor housing… Bananas, sugar cane, fruit stands… misty valleys of conifers… so many eco-systems on the long winding drive to the highlands of Guatemala. In mid-afternoon, the team arrived in Quezaltenango (Xela) & then…

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Sunday — Team Enroute to Xela

Sunday breakfast with our generous benefactors, Sal & Maru Danial, Trustees of the Samir D. Gergis Charitable Trust. And then, the Miles of Smiles Team boards the bus for the long, scenic drive to Xela.. . viewing high mountains & breathtaking steep misty valleys along the way.

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Miles of Smiles Team Leaving Iowa – April 5, 2008

Meeting & greeting & reuniting & boarding… Cedar Rapids to Dallas, then Guatemala City… ETA 8 p.m.! Tomorrow, the team will arrive in Xela for unpacking & getting set up for surgery screening on Monday. Go Team!

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Iowa MOST in Operation ~ 2006

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Don Ambrosio ~ (84 yrs. old) ~ after his surgery. He said thank you for himself & also for the children who would never have to live their lives in isolation as he had been forced to do, because they had the opportunity for corrective surgery.

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CARMELINA

Carmelina & her husband afterher surgery in 2006. Carmelina before surgery

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ADOLFO

Adolfo came back to visit & say thanks in 2007…

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AMELIA

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Medical Mission to Guatemala

On April 5, 2008, the Rotary 6000 Iowa MOST (Miles of Smiles Team) begins its journey to the highlands of Guatemala. The 29-member team will work with local partners at the hospital in Quetzaltenango (known locally as Xela) to perform cleft lip/palate surgeries for both children and adults.The Iowa Miles of Smiles Team will be…

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Children in Guatemala~Before/After Smiles Surgery

MAYNOS!in 2006 & 2007DORCAS! Surgery in 2006 ~ See her 2007 SMILE!

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