Smile Train Update from Dr. Navarro in Peru

Lima, Peru — One of Smile Train’s most prolific partners, Dr. Carlos Navarro, M.D. F.A.C.S. provides Smile Train sponsored free cleft lip and palate surgeries throughout Peru. While he is based out of Lima, he also travels to poor, remote, and rural areas of Peru such as Tarma.

This past weekend, Dr. Navarro and his team finished a two day stint at Hospital Santa Rosa in Lima where they operated on 12 children with clefts and one teenager. That’s 13 more new smiles and second chances at life! In mid-February, the team will be traveling to the Northwestern city of Sullana for the first time to provide surgery and care while evaluating the overall need in the region.

Smile Train patient 6 month old Saul Hinostroza before free cleft lip surgery

6-month-old Saul Hinostroza waits on his mother's lap for Smile Train surgery at Hospital Santa Rosa.

Smile Train patient Saul Hinostroza after free cleft surgery.

Saul Hinostroza in his mother's arms after free cleft surgery provided by Dr. Navarro. He'll have a lot to smile about when his sutures heal.

3 thoughts on “Smile Train Update from Dr. Navarro in Peru

  1. A gente valiosa como Ud. DOCTOR CARLOS NAVARRO G. , su grupo de médicos peruanos y extranjeros que con su valioso tiempo y recursos económicos costean miles de estas operaciones recontructivas, el gobierno, el Estado debería hacerlos conocer y agradecer esta fabulosa obra de bien en todos los periodicos, porque Uds. no solo curan, sanan el defectos físico sino que con ello contribuyen a su salud y reintegración de esa persona a la sociedad. Muchos casos que no contaron con su valiosa ayuda, hasta ahora siguen estigmarizados por su propia gente. Dios los premiará pero AHORA es tiempo que los que nos gobiernan los reconozcan y les brinden apoyo. Se que estas operaciones son pagadas de los bolsillos de los médicos y otras personas caritativas, bravo por ellos.
    Un fuerte abrazo y mis felicitaciones constantes para ti mi querido compañero.
    Fernando Ordóñez de la Piedra

  2. Pingback: Overcoming a Family’s Fears to Give Florcita a New Smile « Smile Train Stories

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