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Meet Our Patients

Young patient of operation airway wearing angel wings and a Trach

Meet Our Patients

Maritza

Maritza

Maritza is a young Salvadorian woman whom we first met in the clinic of our mission trip to El Salvador last year. 5 years ago, Maritza was the victim of a gunshot wound that resulted in the loss of her jaw. Having been completely healthy prior to this incident, the...

Diabelis

Diabelis

Diabelis is a 6 year old patient from the Dominican Republic. Diabelis was born with a congenital narrowing of her airway, which her mom suspected from early on because of her constantly becoming unusually short of breath when she was running around and playing with...

Candy

Candy

Candy is a 12 year old patient from the Dominican Republic. When she was 7 years old, Candy had Dengue fever and was unconscious for 9 days. Due to complications from infection, the illness caused a narrowing of her airway that resulted in her not being able to speak...

Victor

Victor

Victor is a 9-year-old boy from El Salvador, and just like other boys his age, he has a very active and very happy personality. He lives with his mom, Veronica, and his two sisters. His father passed away when Victor was just a baby so to support the family, his...

The Twins

The Twins

Juan Carlos and Jenifer are 6-year-old twins from the Dominican Republic. While Juan Carlos has lived with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) for his entire life—struggling with all of the inherent hardships that this illness brings along the way—Jenifer was lucky enough to...

Melanie

Melanie

For Roxana, the devastating news regarding Melanie's health came when she was only five months pregnant. The doctors told Roxana that her baby had a dangerous growth in one of her lungs. She was going to need surgery immediately after being born. Melanie was only...

Marcel

Marcel

Marcel was born on May 16th, 2012. For Maria, this was the best day of her life, yet she never felt entirely at ease. Maria remembers hearing Marcel wheezing and gasping for air, whenever he would sleep. As a mother, Maria had this constant apprehension that something...

Joseline

Joseline

Joseline's powerful story as told by her mom, Coronada Concepcion..."I will never forget, this was on December, Sunday 13. We had just come out of the church. The whole congregation had gathered for dinner to celebrate. Around 7 pm, a taxi went into the condominium…...

Ismael

Ismael

Ismael, a 7-year-old patient from the Dominican Republic, was involved in a horrific car accident two years ago that left his airway passage damaged. Before the accident, he was completely healthy and active, but afterward, it was extremely difficult for him to eat,...