This is Cristofer Alexander, 7 months old, who had the first of three to four surgeries on his face. As you can see, this darling boy was born with a very large, horrific birth defect.. Thanks to Doctor Pablo Javier Salamea Molina, Hospital del Rio and the supporters of HKIE, this child will not grow up shunned or laughed at.
There will be 3 to 4 months between the surgeries (the surgery is called z-plasty for those interested)...this will allow his skin to heal. We will keep you posted on his progress.
Dr. Pablo is the Medical Director for both HKiIE and our Ecuadorian partner foundation Rostros Felices-Cuenca.