I’m John Holl, one of the anesthesiologists on this trip to Cusco. This is my 18th Interplast trip. Since 1976, I’ve traveled around the world on over 40 international medical trips with many organizations. I am a retired pediatric anesthesiologist from Children’s Hospital in San Diego, and I still make it a priority to go on several trips per year. Serving in this way is an important part of my life. I’m so pleased that I am able to give back a talent that I’ve developed over the years. We’re all citizens of one world, and I really believe that the chance to help people is what’s important in life.
What has impressed me most about this trip to Cusco is the teamwork, and how well our team has come together. I get such a warm feeling that there are so many Interplast veterans here. It’s sometimes difficult to express to people who haven’t been on a trip just how moving this experience is. With other veterans, there is a bond that almost goes without saying.