About 10 months ago Emily began having severe headaches and convulsions.
Her family is from Latacunga, Cotopaxi Province, where she lives with her father and grandmother who had no access to good medical care.
Fortunately they were put in contact with Fundación Metrofraternidad who arranged a medical evaluation and set up her surgery.
After discovering Emily had a brain tumor the foundation reached out and asked if HKIE would help sponsor this surgery.
Of course we said yes!
Dra Laura Bottani performed a 5 hour surgery to remove the tumor which fortunately was benign. Emily now has an opportunity to live a long and normal life.
Special thanks to the folks at Fundación Metrofraternidad the doctors at Hospital Metropolitano who volunteered their skills, and to our donors who helped make this life saving surgery possible.