Every child has a story. Most have come from the highlands of Peru or the sierra, days away by bus. On the front cover of every story reveals a tender little face, marred by an abnormality that would, if not corrected dictate the rest of his/her life.
Angela is three months old with a bi-lateral cleft. “We don’t understand why this has happened to her," said her father. “Thank you for giving her this chance and for helping us because there are so many cases in the sierra. It is very difficult to get treated.”
Through the generosity of those who donate to Rotaplast, doctors, nurses and non-medical alike, these abnormalities are being corrected. Children are given a chance to grow beyond the stigma of which their abnormality cast them into.
Over all, this Rotaplast mission preformed approximately 90 procedures on nearly 70 patients. Most, like Gina are too young to understand the necessity of treatment.
But each time she smiles her mother will always remember Rotaplast and the gift given by the generosity of strangers.