This was a Rostros Felices- Cuenca and HKIE mini medical mission. Today Dr Pablo interviewed the potential patients and set up the surgeries. Pablo will perform 15 surgeries on three different Saturdays from now til the first weekend in December.
These surgeries will be free of charge to the families....the hospital is donating the facility, Dr. Pablo and his team are donating their services, the Queen of Gualaceo, Angela, will set everything up with the families.
HKIE will fund any needed tests or medical services needed..Any CT scans needed will be .done at Hospital Del Rio in Cuenca and paid for by HKIE..
The surgeries will range from repairing severely burned legs, severe facial scar, malformed and missing ears, immobile and extra fingers and cleft palates.
Perhaps the saddest child (yet happy to finally be getting surgical help) is Jessica, a 12 year old girl with a severe cleft palate. This prevents her from being able to speak clearly, so many years ago she decided to quit speaking! The palate can be repaired and she will receive much needed speech therapy to blossom into the beautiful young girl she truly is.