Our days is La Paz have slipped through our fingers, across the great rock faces of the Andes, into last minute departure preparations. They have ended too fast. It is hard to believe that just two weeks ago, most of the team members met for the very first time. Although we come from across the U.S., Canada and Spain, our connection is as strong as we have ever felt. We will always carry with us the warmth and solidarity of the invisible bonds that make us, disparate and far flung as we may be, a family.
To say that this trip has made the world a little smaller might sound trite, but to see the outcome is to glimpse a profound truth behind the cliché.
On behalf of Interplast, the La Paz 2005 team, and the patients that we serve, we wish to extend our heartfelt thanks and sincere appreciation to the Million Dollar Round Table for your sponsorship. This trip has been, in no small measure, the fruition of their belief in and support of our work. You could say, quite literally, that it means the world to Interplast.