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David’s Story: Mother & Son on the Road to Recovery

David’s Story: Mother & Son on the Road to Recovery

David loved his mom Lorena dearly, but he struggled to hold her hand starting at age 4. That’s when David’s hands and arms were severely burned in a house fire … set by his now-estranged father!Damaged tendons prevented this sweet boy from bending his arms at the elbows. He couldn’t […]

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A Brighter Future for Juanito

A Brighter Future for Juanito

Jennifer is a mom who refused to give up. She thought giving birth to her new son would be routine, just like it was for her other kids. All her doctor’s visits had gone to plan … Instead, baby Juanito was born with clubfoot. Jennifer hadn’t heard of this common […]

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Victor’s Life is Forever Changed

Victor’s Life is Forever Changed

With one in every 1,000 children affected at birth, clubfoot is one of the more common deformities found in infants. Here in the U.S., treatment usually begins shortly after birth when non-surgical methods are most successful. But in places like Ecuador, treatment often comes too late… or not at all.Victor […]

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Surgical Team Says “Goodbye” to 20 Years of Pain

Surgical Team Says “Goodbye” to 20 Years of Pain

20 years ago, when Francisca was elated with joy after having her first and only child, she had no idea the suffering that would ensue. From that moment on, she experienced abnormal bleeding and lower abdominal pain. Eventually, Francesca was unable to perform any of her household duties for the […]

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A grateful Peru welcomes back Esperança Volunteer Surgeons

A grateful Peru welcomes back Esperança Volunteer Surgeons

Many of you are aware of my medical mission last year to Abancay, Peru, with Dr. Ray Sachs and the rest of our team, where we identified what we felt was a neglected area of pediatric orthopedic care, namely congenital hip dislocations and hip dysplasia, along with other pediatric orthopedic […]

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