Lifelong Friend

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Dr. Tom, Lisi, Tammy and Kelly at the beginning of surgery week.

Lizbeth or “Lisi,” is like many young adults: She’s moved from her small town to study at the university, has a part-time job, and loves to take selfies! She’s smart, social, and self-confident.

 

lisiShe’s also a former FACES patient.

 

During the most recent surgical campaign, Lisi traveled 12 hours by bus to meet the FACES team members at the hospital in Lambayeque. And she didn’t come for another surgery: she came to say, “Thank you.”

“Gracias por tanto al DR.TOM y todo su equipo quirurgico. Uds hacen que nuestra vida sea mejor y que la sociedad nos acepte. Jamas dejen de venir; su ayuda es fundamental para seguir mejorando la vida social de todos los labioleporinos .”

English Translation: “Thank you to Dr. Tom and the Surgical Team for everything. You make our lives better and society now accepts us. Never stop coming. Your help is fundamental in improving the social life of everyone born with clefts.”

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Lisi, with her brothers, at home in Eastern Peru

She continues to reach out to FACES team members throughout the year, having formed friendships with her surgeons and nurses. Below is a birthday greeting to Dr. Tom Albert, President of FACES. A part from studying accounting, she continues to practice her English.

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