Loja, Ecuador—Liliana Vazquez, Interplast Communications Technology Coordinator
Dayanna is an adorable 2-year-old who, unlike most children, did not start crying at the sight of a doctor. Familiar with the usual doctor routine of “Say ahhh,” she instinctively opened her mouth every time she was approached by anyone on the team, including me trying to take this picture. Dayanna and her two older sisters all suffer from polydactyly (each having an extra toe). The extra toe would eventually make it difficult for them to wear shoes. Interplast’s volunteer plastic surgeon, Dr. Bob Ryan, removed the extra toe on all three sisters’ feet.