Juliana, 11 yrs. old, is very active and plays sports at her school. Her family is very poor. Her father abandoned the family, and her mother washes clothes for a living. She had a tonsillectomy.
Yohany, 11 yrs. old, is very outgoing and made many friends during her stay with us. Her tonsils were so enlarged, it was difficult to sleep and breathe. She is now breathing normally and sleeping well!
Irene, 4 yrs. old, pictured here the morning after surgery with her nurse, Shannon. Prior to surgery, Irene was unable to hear because of an accumulation of fluid in both ears. Now her hearing is back to normal!
Will explains the discharge instructions to Irene’s mother and father as nurse, Shannon looks on.
Patients clap their hands to the music and sing. It is the best part of the day!
Every morning, the patients gather together for a time of praise and worship, a message from God’s Word, and prayer for healing. Some are waiting to go into surgery, while others are recuperating from surgery.
Josefina, 46 yrs old, gets a hug from Dr. Patricia following successful ear surgery. Dr. Patricia is an ENT surgeon who trained in the US and lives in Santa Cruz. She was a very important part of our team.
Josefina (left center) gets her nails manicured by Robin as other patients make crafts with pipe cleaners.
(Left to right) David, Vladimir, and Beimar shared a room and became fast friends! David, 25 yrs. old, had a severe facial trauma and needed a complete reconstruction of his nose. Vladimir, 25 yrs. old, also suffered trauma to his face and had surgery on his nose. To read Vladimir’s story, click here. Beimar, 21 yrs. old, had his very enlarged tonsils removed. He had suffered with infections for many years. They all had excellent surgeries and excellent recoveries.
David, Vladimir, and Beimar spent many happy hours playing cards. Here, Robin and their nurse, Almita, got in on the fun!
(Left to right) Dr. Ed Lee, Dr. Evan Moore, and Dr. Tim Egan were our ENT surgeons on the team. They worked together so beautifully that you never would have guessed they were working together for the first time!