This is the Mata Family. They were living in Manta when the earthquake hit. The mother and baby were in a hospital on the 5th floor and were stuck there for hours as rescue workers worked their way up to them. Thankfully the mother and baby were not injured.
The parents, Marvin and Samantha, decided to move to Cuenca to try to start a new life away from Manta.
Their two children, 5 year old Jon and 3 month old Amalie, both were sick when they arrived in Cuenca. Jon had a bad chest infection along with breathing problems. Amalie was vomiting and unable to keep any food down.
They both have been seen Dr. Niera at Hospital Del Rio and the proper medications were purchased for both kids.
We are happy to report both children are back to normal.
Dr. Niera wanted Dr.Luis Rojas to examine Amalie and review an xray of her left hip to check for any abnormalties. Dr Rojas feels her hip growth is normal but ordered another hip xray in 2 months just to be sure.
The Mata family is staying with Gary Vatcher. Gary has generously allowed the family to stay at Hogar de La Esperanza Cuenca while Marvin looks for work and can move his family to a new home. Thank you Gary!
Dr Pablo Javier Salamea Molina Medical Director