jueves, 7 de noviembre de 2013

Adorable Niño Dominicano

Comparto este artìculo sobre el  niño Joel de la Rosa, procedente de Constanza y quien fue enviado a los Estados Unidos bajo programa internacional  de la Fundación Corazones Unidos y Healing the Children.



Adorable Dominican Republic boy, 2, receives life-changing surgery in the U.S. to remove disfiguring lesion from his face



A two-year old Dominican Republic boy has received life-changing surgery in New York to remove a disfiguring lesion on his face.
Joel de la Rosa was brought to the United States by non-profit organization Healing the Children and underwent the procedure on Tuesday at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital.
The toddler suffers a malformation that causes a swelling on one side of his face due to the retention of lymphatic fluid.
Little patient: Joel De la Rosa, 2, pictured, traveled to the US for the life-changing surgery with the help of the non-profit Healing The Children
Little patient: Joel De la Rosa, 2, pictured, traveled to the US for the life-changing surgery with the help of the non-profit Healing The Children
Host dad: Joel De la Rosa, from the Dominican Republic, sits atop his host father Steven Tuorto, of Titusville, N.J., pictured center and chats to with nurse Patricia Chongtenn at New York's Roosevelt Hospital in New York
Host dad: Joel De la Rosa, from the Dominican Republic, sits atop his host father Steven Tuorto, of Titusville, N.J., pictured center and chats to with nurse Patricia Chongtenn at New York's Roosevelt Hospital in New York
Disfigured: The toddler suffers a malformation that causes a swelling on one side of his face due to the retention of lymphatic fluid
Disfigured: The toddler suffers a malformation that causes a swelling on one side of his face due to the retention of lymphatic fluid
Tickles: Joel De la Rosa, from the Dominican Republic, is tickled by Dr. Alejandro Berenstein, Director at the Center for Endovascular Surgery, at New York's Roosevelt Hospital, ahead of the surgery
Tickles: Joel De la Rosa, from the Dominican Republic, is tickled by Dr. Alejandro Berenstein, Director at the Center for Endovascular Surgery, at New York's Roosevelt Hospital, ahead of the surgery
Joel's mother, Ramona Rosado, says she distributed a photo of her son among friends and doctors before she heard from a Dominican non-profit that works with Healing the Children, which offers kids from all over the world access to medical treatment.


At first the charity struggled to find a hospital that could treat Joel's condition but then came upon the Vascular Birthmark Institute at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, directed by the Mexican Dr. Alejandro Berenstein.
Healing the Children's New Jersey arm helped bring the toddler to the US in August last year.
Expert: Joel De la Rosa, 2, from the Dominican Republic, meets with Dr. Alejandro Berenstein, director at the Center for Endovascular Surgery, at New York's Roosevelt Hospital, ahead of his surgery on Tuesday
Expert: Joel De la Rosa, 2, from the Dominican Republic, meets with Dr. Alejandro Berenstein, director at the Center for Endovascular Surgery, at New York's Roosevelt Hospital, ahead of his surgery on Tuesday
Help: Joel's mother, Ramona Rosado, says she distributed a photo of her son among friends and doctors before she heard from a Dominican non-profit that works with Healing the Children
Help: Joel's mother, Ramona Rosado, says she distributed a photo of her son among friends and doctors before she heard from a Dominican non-profit that works with Healing the Children
Sweet: Berenstein, pictured left, said: 'For reasons we don't understand, the child has a collection of lymphatic fluid on the left side of his face and below his chin which doesn't drain in a normal way and forms cysts'
Sweet: Berenstein, pictured left, said: 'For reasons we don't understand, the child has a collection of lymphatic fluid on the left side of his face and below his chin which doesn't drain in a normal way and forms cysts'
Friends
Friends: Joel De la Rosa, 2, from the Dominican Republic, walks hand-in-hand with Dr. Alejandro Berenstein, left, director at the Center for Endovascular Surgery, and host family member Steven Tuorto to the operating room
'We have a system of defense in the body, which is the lymphatic system,' Berenstein said, according to Global Post
'For reasons we don't understand, the child has a collection of lymphatic fluid on the left side of his face and below his chin which doesn't drain in a normal way and forms cysts.'
Berenstein performed the procedure using a modern ultrasound and X-ray system as a guide.
Operating room: New York's Roosevelt Hospital, pictured, was one of the few hospitals that was able to perform the surgery
Operating room: New York's Roosevelt Hospital, pictured, was one of the few hospitals that was able to perform the surgery
Maps: Nerve mapping is marked on the face of Joel De la Rosa, pictured, for the procedure
Maps: Nerve mapping is marked on the face of Joel De la Rosa, pictured, for the procedure
Incision: Dr. Alejandro Berenstein, Director at the Center for Endovascular Surgery, begins the procedure on the youngster
Incision: Dr. Alejandro Berenstein, Director at the Center for Endovascular Surgery, begins the procedure on the youngster
More operations: Joel will undergo a few more procedures over the next four to five months before he can return to his home, where his mother is waiting for him
More operations: Joel will undergo a few more procedures over the next four to five months before he can return to his home, where his mother is waiting for him
Joel will undergo a few more procedures over the next four to five months before he can return to his home, where his mother is waiting for him.
Berenstein warned that the problem could recur but said he has colleagues in the Dominican Republic qualified to take over treatment of the youngster.
Joel is staying with host family member Steven Tuorto, of Ttiusville, New Jersey, while in the US, and the man accompanied him to the operating room on Tuesday.
Fluid: Dr. Alejandro Berenstein, Director at the Center for Endovascular Surgery, hold a container of fluid removed during a procedure on Joel De la Rosa
Fluid: Dr. Alejandro Berenstein, Director at the Center for Endovascular Surgery, hold a container of fluid removed during a procedure on Joel De la Rosa
Needle: Berenstein stitches up the toddler after the procedure to the left side of his face
Needle: Berenstein stitches up the toddler after the procedure to the left side of his face
Done: Dr. Alejandro Berenstein, left, removes covers after a procedure on Joel
Done: Dr. Alejandro Berenstein, left, removes covers after a procedure on Joel
X-rays: The doctor looks at x-rays of Joel De la Rosa's head in the operating room of New York's Roosevelt Hospital on Tuesday
X-rays: The doctor looks at x-rays of Joel De la Rosa's head in the operating room of New York's Roosevelt Hospital on Tuesday


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