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    A total of 108 children with a cleft palate and cleft lip will be operated on by a group of doctors from the US along with help from Hospital "La Mascota" in Managua.

    In Nicaragua about 1 in every 500 children are born with this deformaty. Typically in the private sector of Nicaragua an operation like this will cost U$700 dollars, however all children treated by the United States doctors will be operated on free, along with free meals, transportation to and fro their location within Nicaragua, and their housing.

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    This is close to my heart because of this happening in my family....

    A Great BIG Thank You to the doctors doing this and also to the Government for allowing it to happen dispite the political differences...

    What ever happened to the heart sergeries thing?
    To be called a "Has Been" I must surmise, is much Greater than to be called a "Nevah Been"... JW...



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    A close friend to my wifes family had this operation done when she was a baby (by US doctors in Nicaragua), she is now 15.


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