Hello. I am Bob Langert, senior director of Social Responsibility at McDonald's. I am currently accompanying an Interplast volunteer surgical team to Loja, Ecuador. On this blog, I will share some of my thoughts and impressions.
Lourdes mother (pictured with Helena, Ken and Richard of Interplast) is a fascinating character. She has six children; widowed for 10 years; makes cheese for a living; and is a very proud woman. I had to retake a Polaroid picture of her because she did not like her hair. So she went into the bathroom, wetted and combed her hair, repositioned her clothes, all in order to retake a photo she could bring back to her village.
Hello! I am Bob Langert, and I am senior director of Social Responsibility for McDonald's.
I am in Loja, Ecuador, accompanying an Interplast surgical team.
Interplast, the first international humanitarian organization to provide free reconstructive surgery in developing countries, makes a direct and profound difference in the lives of 3,000 children each year who suffer physically or emotionally from a congenital deformity or injury. Renowned for the highest-quality medical care, Interplast works in partnership with volunteers and overseas medical colleagues to educate and empower local communities so that medical access continues year-round.