A Dream of Teeth
As some of you may know, this past week we achieved a HUGE goal. Esteven has needed his teeth operated on since the moment I met him, however this was not possible in Honduras because of the extensive work and anesthesia required. Since arriving in the States we have been trying to make this happen, but had run into various obstacles considering he doesn't have insurance. On Wednesday 5/29 he went in for surgery and had 6 teeth removed, 2 baby and 4 permanent. An oral surgeon, anesthesiologist, AND Erlanger hospital all donated their time and effort to make this dream happen 100% pro-bono. Special thanks to Dr. Spann, Dr. Brown, and Erlanger health system for doing this for Esteven. He has recovered very well and should have new, HEALTHY teeth growing in soon. What a dream come true!
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Project 541 was established by Kayla Austin in 2013 as an organization geared toward empowering girls and women in La Moskitia, Honduras.
Tegucigalpa serves as the capital for the Republic of Honduras. Honduras is the 2nd largest Central American country but is also the 6th poorest. The average gross domestic product (GDP) per person is $5,500 USD. More than half of the population of Honduras lives in poverty. (worldscapitalcities.com)