Surgeries – Montana de Luz

MDL childIn January of 2014, we visited Montana de Luz, an orphanage in the mountains of Honduras. Originally a hospice to provide end-of–life care for HIV orphans, today children there are able to live happy and normal lives. With medication and proper care their disease is under control, and watching them play you would never know they were HIV positive. While there, we learned three children were suffering from ear pain and loss of hearing, which was causing difficulties in school. (They had perforated eardrums due to recurring infections.) But the orphanage didn’t have $2,500 per child necessary to pay for their surgeries. Two weeks after we sent a grant, Claudia (pictured here), Tato and Nicole were recovering well from surgery, and their hearing had been successfully restored.