Ecuador

Liz from Cuba

Cuban toddler finds help in Tampa

Prior to the birth of her daughter, Cuban native Katy Espronceda had never been to America. Katy’s daughter, three-year-old Liz, suffers from Arthrogryposis multiplex congenital (AMC), a condition describing a congenital joint contracture in two or more areas of the body. Born with her elbow joints fixed in a bent position, Liz could not bend…

Help for South American Family

A friendly and outgoing toddler who makes friends easily, Shana was born with bright red hair and brilliant blue eyes, unique for Ecuadorians. But her most distinctive feature comes from a rare congenital disorder.   Shana suffers from a malformation called ectrodactyly, commonly referred to as either split hands or lobster syndrome, a disorder so…