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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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