Young Edison (739) is from La Libertad in the Santa Elena Province. He has cerebral palsy and is unable to get around on his own. This past week our coastal rep, Luis Galarza, delivered a special wheelchair to him. This will allow Edison to get out and enjoy other people and increase his quality of life. He and his mom are so appreciative of this gift.
Child 740 is 5 year old Juan David from Cuenca. He was born with congenital glaucoma and has already received ( through HKIE ) two surgeries to save his vision. He is basically blind in his left eye and the doctor and our foundation want to save his other eye.
This morning Dr. Andres Diaz Carrasco of Hospital del Rio performed two surgical procedures to improve the drainage in his right eye and also repaired the micro valve in his eye. This will hopefully save the vision in his one good eye. Dr. Diaz said all went well and
Juan David is recovering nicely. Obviously mom is so grateful that her son had this procedure.
A big thank you to Dr. Diaz for donating his services, to Hospital del Rio for their generous discount and of course to our donors for this miracle of vision.