This is 11 month old Juan Daniel and his mother. Juan Daniel was born with hereditary glaucoma in both eyes and last year underwent two surgeries at Hogar del Ecuador with Dr. Rene Cabrera.
Those surgeries helped but Dr. Cabrera felt without a special surgery the baby would most likely be blind within a few years. He asked HKIE if we would purchase two special valves to be placed in Juan Daniel's eye to reduce the pressure.
We spoke with Dr. Cabrera just this past week and he is very excited at the results. He feels confident that with these valves working so well Juan Daniel can have the gift of vision for his entire life!
A huge thank you goes out to Dr Cabrera and Hogar Del Ecuador for helping us with this family.
Another child's vision saved! What a great day for HKIE and all of our loyal supporters.