Today we saw the cutest little boy from El Hogar Santa Teresa (St. Theresa’s Orphanage). You might remember that we told you about the children from the orphanage who came to see us on clinic day. Juan Adrian’s parents came from the region of Paucartambo, about three hours from Cusco. Jacquelyn, the orphanage coordinator, told me that they call this place “The Balcony of the World” because of its high altitude and spectacular views.
Juan Adrian received surgery for his cleft lip from Interplast last year – I recognized him on clinic day from photos I had seen at the office. Jacquelyn told me that he loves to eat, but sometimes it is hard to feed him because food and drink come out of his nose through the opening in the roof of his mouth. He was very chubby despite his difficulties eating, making him quite an adorable baby!