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. Used to the usual doctor routine and being asked to “say ahhh” she instinctively opened her mouth every time she was approach 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 condition 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.