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Bear Pals, an organization that knits and crochets teddy bears for children, kindly donated some teddy bears so that we could distribute them to our local partners. We handed some out to patients we visited in Peru. 

One of the lucky bear recipients was named Mael Aguilar, a 9 month old from the region of Ate, an eastern district in the Lima Province. She was born with a cleft lip and palate. Her mother found out about KusiRostros through another mother and they have been very happy with the treatment she has received. Her lip was repaired two months ago. The family, who moved to Lima 4 years ago, is very close – Mael’s 11 year old sister misses her when she is at school. 

Little Mael Aguilar, with her mother and the psychologist, Carmela.