Elizabeth “Libby” Weber, MD
An interview with Dr Libby Weber, a resident orthopedic surgeon at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St Paul, MN. The interview was conducted in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala where Dr Weber was part of a Rotary volunteer medical team performing orthopedic surgeries on 51 local children.
The desire to serve the poor with donated medical skills supported by volunteers from other walks of life takes a combination of commitment, generosity and compassion along with the patience to work with other skilled people on the same team. This video is about a medical mission team of over 35 self-sponsored volunteers going on their eighth trip to a poor area of Guatemala (San Lucas Mission). It is is organized and supported as a collaboration between Opal House, the Fidalgo Island Rotary Club and Gillette Children’s Specialty Care. Although the team concentrates on treating clubfoot (Ponseti International) and other lower extremity deformities (Podiatry Institute), it also focuses on most pediatric orthopedic conditions needing attention in a third world setting. The results of these surgeries are nothing short of life-changing.