Age: 5 months
San Salvador, EL Salvador 2016
Efigenia was referred to GSF by the doctors at the Benjamin Bloom Children’s Hospital in San Salvador for cleft lip repair on her five month old son, Jose. At first, she felt very nervous to see what Jose would need to go through for the operation, and she desperately awaited his return from the OR. However, she also knew how much this surgery will change her son’s life, especially since others with similar clefts are frequently discriminated against.
If she had one thing to ask for regarding her son, she would want the doctors to do everything they can so that Jose can live a normal and healthy life. She was filled with so much joy and relief when she saw Jose right after his surgery with his cleft lip so well repaired. She expressed her gratitude for the GSF team for all their help in giving her son a better chance at life.