A MIRACLE IN PROGRESS...Romina, an 11 year old girl from Salinas, was born without ears and with little ability to hear. She not only struggled in the classroom, but was teased and bullied by her classmates.
She recently had surgery to implant a cochlear device.. .within a month she will receive the processor to begin hearing normally.
AND......after the first of the year, Romina can have a series of surgeries to create normal looking ears. These surgeries will be performed by Dr Jorge Palacios, President and Founder of Fundacion Rostros Felices.. ........
THANKS to Dr Pablo Javier Salamea Molina for putting everything in motion.
THANKS to an generous, anonymous donor who paid for the cochlear device.
THANKS to Dr Diego Maldonado of Hospital Del Rio for negotiating with the supplier AND
performing the implant surgery.
THANKS to Adrian Serrano of Salud Auditiva, Dr Victor Astudillo and Clinica Latino for giving HKIE a wonderful, incredible discount.
THANKS to the cochlear manufacturer MED-EL and Dr Jaime Hernandez for coming from Brazil to consult.
THANKS to Hospital Del Rio for a generous discount on the hospital bill.
AND THANKS to our followers and supporters who made this possible!Romina is well on her way to a normal full life.
MORE OF THE FANTASTIC STORY TO FOLLOW......(pictured: Romina and Dr. Diego Maldonado)