Helping kids with clefts to Smile again (Colombia)

by Fundacion Sonrie
Helping kids with clefts to Smile again (Colombia)
Helping kids with clefts to Smile again (Colombia)
Helping kids with clefts to Smile again (Colombia)
Helping kids with clefts to Smile again (Colombia)
Helping kids with clefts to Smile again (Colombia)
Helping kids with clefts to Smile again (Colombia)
Helping kids with clefts to Smile again (Colombia)
Helping kids with clefts to Smile again (Colombia)
Helping kids with clefts to Smile again (Colombia)
Helping kids with clefts to Smile again (Colombia)
Helping kids with clefts to Smile again (Colombia)
Helping kids with clefts to Smile again (Colombia)
Helping kids with clefts to Smile again (Colombia)
Helping kids with clefts to Smile again (Colombia)
Helping kids with clefts to Smile again (Colombia)
Helping kids with clefts to Smile again (Colombia)
Helping kids with clefts to Smile again (Colombia)
Helping kids with clefts to Smile again (Colombia)

 

 

Erick nació con Labio y Paladar hendido Bilateral completo, una de las malformaciones más agresivas en este campo. Sus padres son una pareja de adolescentes y trabajadores del campo en Risaralda, que reciben con gran amor a este bebé, pero angustiados desconociendo por completo como manejar este tipo de situaciones.

Nuestro equipo de apoyo de la Fundación los recibe e inicia todo el proceso de capacitación a los padres en los cuidados especiales que necesita su bebé, durante tres meses Erick recibe atención especializada en Ortopedia Maxilar con el cual se busca instalar una placa obturadora en su paladar para facilitar su cierre gradual y la alimentación del bebé de modo seguro. Este proceso lo prepara su primera prueba: Cirugía de cierre de labio fisurado.

Este pequeñito ingresa a quirófano en Diciembre de 2020 para su cirugía de cierre primario de Labio, durante 4 horas este valiente entrega todo por su felicidad y nuestro equipo médico con gran amor, disposición y profesionalismo reconstruye su sonrisa.

La Fundación Sonríe le brinda todo el apoyo a este valiente ya su familia a través de un equipo multidisciplinario que beneficia a Erick en su arduo proceso de recuperación: un tratamiento integral que puede perdurar alrededor de 15 años a 17 años aproximadamente.

Su segunda cirugía la recibe en el 2021: El cierre de paladar, que le facilita su lenguaje y nutrición. 

Estas sonrisas son el aliciente de nuestro equipo de profesionales, médicos, administrativos y voluntarios que conforman la Fundación Sonríe. Nuestro lema “Somos más que sonrisas” se refleja también en la mirada de nuestros pequeños, en darles la oportunidad de vivir y disfrutar su infancia con normalidad.

                  Erick: ¡su mayor poder es su sonrisa y su armadura es la valentía!

Con el apoyo de todos podemos lograr que crezca como todo un héroe afrontando todas las etapas de su tratamiento para verlo contar con gratitud y satisfacción su historia de vida.

Cirugia
Cirugia
Erick
Erick
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Pereira, June 30 de 2021

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You are subscribed to email updates from Helping kids with a cleft to Smile again from Fundación Sonríe Pereira and here is the report from the second trimester (april to June 2021):

• In the month of May, hundreds of families had to evacuate their homes due to the heavy flooding that occurred in the Municipality of La Virginia-Risaralda-Colombia. With the water in their houses at a height of five feet, many of our children who lived in that area lost everything. The Sonríe Foundation was present, delivering markets, clothing and toiletries in general, to support them in this difficult situation.

• We reactivate surgeries! Despite the high rates of COVID infections in our city and the red alert for intensive care unit occupancy, we resumed our care in surgeries to help rebuild the smile of our children.

• Back to the office! Our administrative staff is already working again in semi-presence. We hope to see again those beautiful faces of our patients, giving them all our support and dedication, to achieve a successful treatment.

We want to continue to positively impact the lives of our children with LPH, we hope to continue counting on your support! This cause doesn't stop!

Thanks for your Help,



DIANA MARCELA DUQUE O.
Executive Director


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We are beginning 2021 with great news for Fundación Sonríe! We are on the final review of the contract to build our new consulting rooms located in the "Hospital San Jorge" in Pereira, it is the biggest Public Hospital in the region and we want to start building in May 2021, we need more than ever your help to make this dream come true! Our children are attended right now in the private consulting rooms of our Doctors but this year we are going to have a place for the Foundation and their patients.

About a summary of 2020:

-We held 352 total video calls from different medical specialties in 2020. We are attending also to our patients and their families in person when required. In 2021 we are going to continue with telehealth.

-In December 2020, 6 children were operated. We made 17 surgical procedures rebuilding smiles for children and their families!

-We are growing our team from 14 to 19 Doctors that are helping us with the new specialty Genetics and Nutrition.

-In 2020 we had an increase in the number of active patients in the different specialties, going from 158 in 2019 to 175 in 2020.

We are positive about 2021 and we know that with the great help we are receiving we can grow up more to give our children and their families more services and help.

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Art School!

 

Dear Friend,

You are subscribed to email updates from Helping kids with a cleft to Smile again from Fundación Sonríe Pereira and here is the report from the last month:

-We have been working on our best dream! It is to have our consulting rooms! We have an alliance with the most important Public Hospital in Pereira and they are going to give us a space for 3 consulting rooms shared with Fundación Sanar (Children with cancer). We are both happy to have advanced, we now have the furniture, the dental units, and some dental supplies, we want to begin the building in January 2021. At this moment our services are provided in the private Doctor’s consulting rooms, our Doctors have a big heart but we want our own space.

-We are having new medical specialties like otolaryngologist, geneticist, nutritionist, and a new speech therapist hired directly by the Foundation, so we can offer more complete treatment for our patients.

-We created our “Art School”, in which some volunteers one time a week teach artistic classes like clay, origami, music, stories, drawing, and others. We have this new and funny moment with our patients.

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Fundacion Sonrie

Location: Pereira, Risaralda - Colombia
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