First is 2 year old Adrian, needing cleft palate surgery. Dr. Pablo had corrected his cleft lip a little over a year ago and now after this surgery, Adrian will be able to eat and speak correctly.
Next is 5 year old Kenia. She too had a cleft palate which Dr. Pablo was asked to repair. Due to the fact her parents were unable to get Kenia's surgery at the normal age of 1 1/2 years, she will need lots of help improving her speech.
Finally is little Isabella. Some may remember her case...after birth she was hospitalized with oxygen...the canula scratched the inside of her nose. Isabella developed a severe infection which ate away most of the inside and outside of her nose. Dr. Pablo Salamea, Dra Mariella Siguencia, and Dr. Diego Maldonado have been working together to recreate her nose. This is her 8th surgery performed over the last two years...the doctors each time replacing the nasal prosthesis to enable her to breathe.
Little Isabella and her family are real troopers and are so thankful to HKIE and our donors, and the doctors for working so hard to return Isabella's life back to normal.