Several families brought their babies to Lemoa today, in hope of having surgery in August. A few still need to gain a little weight so they will be reevaluated for February 2016. That sounds like a long wait but it will pass quickly I know the parents are disappointed but we want to make sure the babies are strong enough for surgery. They know that they can return to the clinic, if at any time they have questions.
This is Angel and he will be going with us. He had his lip surgery last year in Guatemala city. Now it is time for his palate repair. He is a patient at ASELSI, here in Chichi and his surgery will be sponsored by Kory. Angel is almost 2 years old and is a serious baby. He wants to think more about this surgery before he commits :)
This is a patient that we have been following for several months, Sofia. To the right of Sofia are Jeydi and Gloria.
Jeydi, works for Solomon's Porch in Panajachel. She traveled today with the patients.
Gloria, is Sofia's mom. She is very excited with Sofia's situation and wanted to check out what is happening in Lemoa.
We are so thankful for the babies that will be able to have surgery, for those that sponsor the surgeries and for Sofia and her improvement. Thanks to ASELSI and Solomon's Porch that help with transportation and financial assistance. Please pray for the surgical team that will arrive on August 1st and the Guatemalan team that is preparing for the week.
I will keep you posted as the surgeries take place