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2014 Mission

In February and March 2014, CAMTA return to Ecuador for the thirteenth year in a row. Once again, we took two separate teams of 96 people in total, and stayed for a total of 17 days.

In that time, CAMTA changed the lives of 35 adults who were suffering from debilitating orthopedic problems. Our surgical team performed 44 hip replacements on the 35 adults (some had both hips replaced the same day!).  Many of these people were previously bed-ridden and unable to work to support their families. Most of them have returned to work with renewed strength and vigour. 

We also performed 35 procedures on 27 children, including corrections of complex foot deformities (e.g. club feet), tendon releases and reduction of dislocated hips. For the second year, CAMTA used the Ponseti method of casting,  a non-invasive and very successful way to treat club feet in babies.

This year over 200 people came to our clinics at Un Canto a la Vida Hospital in Quito hoping for orthopedic intervention. So there is still plenty of work to do! 








Name Role  
Adam Petriw Translator  
Adela Sandigo Gross RN – Ward – Adult  
Alex Webb Student – General  
Aline Pourbaix Young Administration  
Alyssa Chappell RN – Ward – Pediatric  
Amanda English Student – Nursing  
Anita Gregorski Licensed Practical Nurse  
Armando Escalona Respiratory Therapist  
Ashlee Dobbe Physician - Orthopedic Surgeon - Pediatric  
Barb Moreau Administration  
Brenda Corie Physiotherapist  
Brenda Noble RN – Operating Room – Adult  
Carolyn Hui Physician - Anesthesiologist - Adult  
Cathy Moreau Lay Person  
Cathy Hutchinson RN – Operating Room – Adult  
Chase Campbell Student – General  
Chelsea DeLong RN – Ward – Pediatric  
Christine Lai RN – Operating Room – Pediatric  
Cori Dysart RN – Operating Room – Adult  
Daniel Lefebvre Lay Person  
David Saliken Resident - Orthopedics  
Deb Chalupa RN – Ward – Adult  
Denis Vincent Physician - Family Practice  
Dianne Cortez RN – Ward – Pediatric  
Donna Brown RN – Operating Room – Pediatric  
Dorothy Latimer RN – Recovery Room – Adult  
Douglas Armstrong Physician - Orthopedic Surgeon - Pediatric  
Edward Masson Physician - Orthopedic Surgeon - Adult  
Eileen Guilfoyle RN – Operating Room – Pediatric  
Faisal Kassam RN – Recovery Room – Adult  
Francisco Gallardo Translator  
Glenn Day Respiratory Therapist  
Grace Woodroffe Student – Nursing  
Greg Zinter Information Technologist/Patient Admitting Clerk  
Hannah Turner Translator  
In Memory of Consuelo Alvarez Translator  
Jadene White Lay Person  
James McInnes Resident - Orthopedics  
James Jarvis Physician - Orthopedic Surgeon - Pediatric  
Jance McGale Resident - Orthopedics  
Janet Yoneda Physician - Family Practice  
Jeffery Campbell Resident - Anesthesia  
Jeffery Lamontagne RN – Operating Room – Adult  
Jenna Tiedemann RN – Recovery Room – Pediatric  
Jim Raso Information Technologist/Patient Admitting Clerk  
Joanne Montgomery Physiotherapist  
John Lilley Physician - Anesthesiologist - Pediatric  
Judith Chaffee RN – Ward – Adult  
Julie Cadrin RN – Ward – Pediatric  
Justine Ferguson Physiotherapy Assistant  
Karen Calhoun Lay Person  
Karla Gambier RN – Operating Room – Pediatric  
Katherine Cabrejo-Jones Resident - Orthopedics  
Kathleen (Kathy) Thackeray Lay Person  
Kathryn Fry Physician - Anesthesiologist - Pediatric  
Kathy Bonitz RN – Operating Room – Adult  
Kim Cossitt Orthopedic Technologist  
Kristen Redhead Physiotherapist  
Libby Graham Communications – Mission Blogger  
Lisa Bleackley RN – Ward – Adult  
Lisa Lovse Student – Medical  
Lois Flakstad Physiotherapist  
Lucina M. Correa Translator  
Mairi Gordon RN – Recovery Room – Adult  
Marc Moreau Physician - Orthopedic Surgeon - Pediatric  
Mark Sloan Physician - Anesthesiologist - Pediatric  
Marta Mora Translator  
Masaru Yukawa Physician - Anesthesiologist - Adult  
Matthew Moreau Travel Person/Logistics  
Megan Cashin Physician - Orthopedic Surgeon - Pediatric  
Michelle Lord RN – Operating Room – Adult  
Myriam van Diest Translator  
Natalie Klawitter RN – Ward – Adult  
Nordahl Flakstad Translator  
Owen Edmondson Lay Person  
Paul Moreau Physician - Orthopedic Surgeon - Adult  
Paul Leung Physician - Orthopedic Surgeon - Adult  
Pauline Worsfold RN – Recovery Room – Adult  
Peggy Prodor Lay Person  
Rachel Oates Physiotherapist  
Rae Lim-Cheung RN – Operating Room – Pediatric  
Rejean Cloutier Physician - Orthopedic Surgeon - Adult  
Ryan Wright Physician - Family Practice  
Saifee Rashiq Physician - Anesthesiologist - Adult  
Saison Demitor O.R. Technician  
Sammy Ruiz Translator/Logistics  
Sarah Page Lay Person  
Shannon Powell RN – Ward – Pediatric  
Steve van Diest Translator  
Sumit Gupta Physician - Orthopedic Surgeon - Pediatric  
Toby Cubitt Translator  
Tom Thackeray Lay Person  
Tracey Rice RN – Operating Room – Adult  

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