Esperanza means "hope" but this mama has not always had a fair supply of it. Two of her little ones died of un-diagnosed causes before we ever met her. Then when her fourth baby, Gerardino was born with a sever cleft lip and palate, the local government hospital asked for our collaboration in ensuring he would be near to the hospital and able to complete the care he needed to have his surgeries, repair his lip and palate and move on to a bright future.
As a result of the cooperation between the hospital and the St. Francis Emmaus Center, Gerardino had a successful surgery with some setbacks along the way, but after a full year of the aid and support of the St. Francis Emmaus Center is a thriving little boy.
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