Karina noticed her daughter's left foot and leg began turning inward soon after walking. For over three years Karin has spent time and money seeking a definitive diagnosis and help for her little girl.
Monday evening they arrived to the Emaus House from Salinas where they spent the night. Yesterday we took them to Dr. Ochoa's office at Clinica de Fracturas. Dr. Ochoa (Having already seen the requested MRI and xrays) spent over 40 minutes talking with Karina and explaining exactly the problem and the "cure". Amelia has Blounts Syndrome and will need 2 surgeries....the first to insert a type of pin to force the one side of her bone not to grow so the other side can "catch up". The second surgery will insert a piece in her knee joint that is missing...thus insuring her leg will be straight.
Amelia and her mom will return to Cuenca within the next week or so for the first surgery and the first step to a pain free normal life.
Thanks to Dr. Ochoa and our supporters for making these surgeries happen!