Cusco, Peru - Amy Laden, Interplast staff: It was my birthday yesterday, and the team surprised me with a wonderful book that they had made for me, as well as a vase of artificial tissue flowers that Nidia and Sheila had stayed up until midnight to make. They gave the gifts to me at the restaurant where we had dinner, and they had bought a cake. The waiters turned out all the lights so that the two taper candles on the cake were the only lights. All the diners sang happy birthday to me. I was overwhelmed. I’m going with the team to Machu Picchu this weekend and leaving for home on Monday. I’m already missing them. They are really great. So many of them are strong experienced Interplast team members, and the new ones are extraordinary.