DAUSA and “A Child’s 9-year journey to a new life”
November 12, 2007. Introduction by May T. Mediano
Highlights of the DAUSA organization is a feature from the Californian newspaper, dated Monday, November 5, 2007, “A Child’s 9-year journey to a new life”. Merylou underwent a 12-hr surgery last Thursday, November 10, 2007 at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles led by plastic surgeon, Dr. Mark Urata with a team of 9 medical specialists. This operation will be followed by a series of other reconstructive surgeries and treatments. We pray that in God’s healing hands her surgery and enhanced treatments will pull her through. We are optimistic that with the best healthcare in this country, Merylou will have the opportunity to live a normal life. (Article contributed by Dr. Anita Cal Jackson).
Born again: A child's 9-year journey to a new life
Merylou's eyes, bright, even enchanting, as they can be, aren't the first thing you notice about her.
What you first notice is that where there ought to be a child's smile is instead a freakish card dealt her at birth. Between Merylou's eyes, brow to chin, is a deep opening that is her mouth, cleft palate and all.
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