Loja, Ecuador-Liliana Vazquez, Interplast Communications Technology Coordinator
Three-year-old David arrived at clinic accompanied by his father. Unlike the other kids around him, he sat quietly on his father’s lap awaiting his turn. David was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. On this visit, Interplast surgeons will be fixing his lip. The cleft palate will be repaired on Interplast's next trip to Loja. The night before David’s operation, his father spent the night on a chair by his bedside, anxious and concerned, but well aware of the impact this operation would have on his son’s life.