Firrst was 14 year old Majo who suffers from congenital glaucoma. She had corrective surgery when she was very young, but her lens needed replacing. Thanks to Dr. Andres Diaz at Hospital del Rio for vounteering his services.
Little 3 year old Karin suffered from an inginal hernia which was repaired at Roberto Gilbert Hospital in Guayaquil.
2 1/2 yeaar old Liam from Porto Viejo had a serious growth on his forhead. He was treated for 6 month with medicine to reduce the growth and needed an MRI to confirm the growth was not connected to any major artery. His mother was so emotional and grateful for the help her little one received!
Hospital del Rio had a mini mission to aid some families from Machala at the request of University of Cuenca othodontical school. 2 year old Mara had her cleft palate reapired; 1 year old Angel had his cleft lip repaired; 2 year old Josue needed a cleft palate reapir and also some dental work due to his mishapen palate.
8 year old Jonathan lost his eye in an accident when he was very young and he outgrew his prosthetic eye. Dra Maariela Siguencia of Hospita del Rio provided him with one that fits perfectly!
6 year old Alexa from Quito unfortunately needed an eye removed due to a tumor.
14 year old Carlos had a hole in his lower inner jaw that was getting severely infected. Dr. Marcelo Cazar and Dr. Pablo Salamea of Hospital del Rio provided the surgery which required a bone graft,
A family of 3 from the North of Ecuador had all been burned in a home fire. The ministry of Health requested help from Dr. Pablo and HKIE.
9 year old Emilio had a severe infection when he was about 6 months which affected his brain. His mother was told he could never walk and she accepted the doctors prognosis. At the rquest of Hogar del Esperanza HKIE had him evaluated, purchased him a walker and is providing some PT. He walked for the first time in his life...you can imagine the tears mom shed!
1 year old Ana had a hole between her right and left ventricles which was life threatening. Thanks to the surgeons at Metropolitano in Quito she now has the chance at a full life!
Hospital Metropolitano did four surgeries we collaborated with this month:
14 year old Carlos who received crosslink surgery ( to correct his cornea)
5 year old Marilyn had double cataract surgery
8 year old sofie had her eye tumor removed
9 year old Sebastian received a lens.
Last is 9 year old David from Liberdad who needed glasses which his mother could not afford.