Minnesota Technology Team Helps St. Paul Surgeon’s Peru Mission



By Julio Ojeda-Zapata, Pioneer Press

“For more than a decade, St. Paul orthopedic surgeon Peter Cole has led medical teams to tropical Peru, where they’ve performed life-changing surgery on disfigured people living on the margins of society. The medical workers had become hampered, though, because of inadequate and outdated technology that kept them from executing their charitable duties with maximum efficiency.

Enter the technology geeks.

This is the story of how a team of Minnesota tech gurus got Dr. Cole and his workers tricked out with iPads and other tools in a remote and primitive part of the Americas, boosting their ability to do good.”

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