IRC Tribune Article March 11, 2008
Tegucigalpa. – Surgeons and nurses from South Carolina, USA, will operate in Tegucigalpa for about 40 poor children with cleft lip and palate, from March 10 to 14.
The brigade is coordinated by the president of the Inter-American Restoration Corporation of New Orleans, Louisiana (IRC), Tim Hines, the president of the Millennium Health Corporation of Columbia, South Carolina, Tom Gilroy and Dr. Mario Zelaya of the Hospital and Viera Clinics.
At the moment there are more than 15 juveniles evaluated who will have the surgery, but the aim of the brigade is to care for at least 40 patients in these four days of work.
According to the North Americans, this work would not be possible without the selfless cooperation of the administrative staff of the Hospital and Viera Clinics, who has made their facilities available to foreign nobles.
Surgical interventions are completely free and only care for small children from poor households, who have cleft lip malformation and palate.
Deformity occurs when the fetus is in its gestation process and the structures of the face fail to be completed by several factors such as poor mother feeding.
When the abnormality passes from the part of the lips to the cavities of the mouth, doctors call it a cleft palate, so surgery becomes even more necessary to correct the defect.
For the abnormality goes from the part of the lips to the cavities of the mouth, doctors call it cleft palate, so surgery becomes even more necessary.
To make an appointment with members of this brigade, interested parents must dial Cecilia Rivera’s phone number 236-6224 or 9870-3524, representative of the Inter-American Restoration Center, by March 14.