We have more children wating to hear from you. Yes, once again we're asking for your help because with your valuable donation to -PFS- Partner For Surgery /-ACPC- Asociación Compañero Para Cirugía in Guatemala, kids with clef lip and palate are getting the surgery that will save and change their life. Only with you, we're able to reach to this families and let them know that their kids can and will grow up and fulfil their dreams. Please feel free to contact us on Facebook, on Twitter @pfsguatemala or Instagram to get an update and learn more about where we are and what is your donation doing for this kids right now.
Deepest thanks from the PFS/ACPC family in Guatemala
Deepest thanks for your recent donation to PFS! Your support make it happen. We hope that you will continue to partner with us in our commitment to make happier and healthier kids in Guatemala. Thanks again for helping us make this possible. All of our kids did great after their surgery... some of the BEFORE pictures in this report, more AFTER pictures coming soon.
Thank you again for your support and your belief in Partner for Surgery, for been a part of our donor family; our kids deserve to be healthy, to live with dignity and respect in their communities.
Just in the last three months, approximately 100 infants born with cleft lip and palate were enrolled in our Nutrition program. Midwives in the community report each cleft birth to our community based Health Promoters, who then provide the parents with lactation assistance, specially designed nursing bottles, and breast pumps and/or commercial formula as needed. The Promoter then gathers the necessary information to register the family and track the infants' progress on his or her path to corrective surgery. The Promoter checks in at least monthly to assess overall condition, especially weight gain, which is critical in order for surgery to be performed.
When surgery can be safely performed, the Health Promoter accompanies the infant and a family member to our surgical facility, where a volunteer surgical team repairs the condition. Because many patients travel great distances to reach our facility, we provide accommodations for both the patient and accompanying family member during the post surgical period. When they're ready to return to their village, the Health Promoter accompanies the family back home and monitors the infant's condition, providing follow up care as needed.
The results speak for themselves. Iker is pictured in our surgical facility shortly after his surgery, and Melvin is pictured in a community health center, further along in his healing. The little ones heal quickly, and their families are so grateful that their child can live a normal life. Thank you for your support - you have truly transformed lives!