Birmingham, England, RI Convention Dr .Jane Goodell
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In the first of a two-part series, RadioRotary co-host Jonah Triebwasser interviews humanitarians from around the world in the House of Friendship at the Rotary International Birmingham Convention, where 17,000 Rotarians have gathered. Featured speaker at the Convention, humanitarian Dr. Jane Goodell, gives a fascinating interview. Rotarian Heather Merrian from San Francisco, California discusses Rotaplast (Rotary + Plastic Surgery) whose purpose is to support teams of surgeons who perform cleft palate surgeries overseas. Rotarian Chris Lewis from Los Angeles, California discusses the Wheelchair Foundation, the largest wheelchair relief organization, which provides 10,000 free wheelchairs per month to the needy around the world. This project, funded by Rotarians and private donors, have so far sent wheelchairs to 150 countries.