Alexis Pre-Operation


Sonrisas de Los Cabos

Alexis After-Operation

Carlsbad Rotarians help to open Charitable Surgical Clinic in Cabo
San Lucas, APRIL 2012

Between the dates of April 22-29, the Rotary Club of
Carlsbad members, Dr. Jeff Moses and Ed Scarpelli,S.D.Service Members RotaryE-club
representative, Dr. Nick Pollard, and patient coordinator, Maribel Vargas Moses
joined together with visiting Mission Bay Rotarian, Dr.Michael McQuary and the
Rotary Club of Cabo San Lucas to work with the Smiles International Foundation’s new project entitled, “SMILES OF CABO SAN LUCAS”,
for surgical services to be performed twice a year on the hundreds of children afflicted with
Facial Cleft deformities living in the 500 mile region North of Los Cabos, Baja
Sur, Mexico within the Rotary District 4100.
A pilot surgical case was performed, and 15 children were treated with
future surgeries planned October of 2012
The Smiles of Cabo San Lucas project has expanded into two operating rooms
now working with 50 registered children patients (and growing) and is functioning twice annually
with Four Operation Days during the weeks following the FOURTH MONDAY
of each April and October. This last April2013 trip marks the third project and yielded benefits
of  35 surgical procedures valued at over $138,000.00 during the hospital clinic at a cost of $6,000 for sterile surgical disposable supplies.