Peru with Komedyplast 2015
The 2015 mission to Peru was a great success, both for the doctor’s effort and for the clowns who brought joy to numerous kids. This was the 10th Anniversary of Komedyplast performing craniofacial surgeries in Peru – all at the single public children’s hospital in the country- Hospital Del Nino in Lima.
While in Lima, Peru this year, the doctors completed 22 surgeries. Over their 10 year period doing this, the Komedyplast doctors have performed 170 surgeries -all of which have been successful.
While supporting the doctors during screening of the children for surgeries, and post care in the hospital, the clowns also performed in other hospital wards and around Lima at schools, orphanages, a children’s recover center, a girls’ camp and a retirement home. The clowns who participated this year included Flossy, Scooter, Sparkles and Duffy.
Plans are already underway for the 2016 mission. Komedyplast is considering expanding their surgical services for cleft lip/palate surgeries to Cajamarca, Peru. If this happens, we would expand our troupe in Peru from four to five clowns. Currently scheduled to participate in the 2016 mission are Duffy, Flora, Sox, and Sparkles.