One side of his ribcage is growing at an outward angle. After an exam and several tests ordered by Dr. Marcano, a pediatric cardio specialist and surgeon, it was determined that Johao's problem is confined strictly to the ribcage structure.
It was recommended he get a special corset which can be adjusted to force the ribcage back where it belongs. He will more than likely have to wear the corset for a few years.Time will tell.
Johao is shown here getting "plastered" for the corset by Calidad Ortopedica in Cuenca.
Thanks to all our donors for helping this young man!