Managua, Nicaragua -- We’ve been in Nicaragua for four days and so far it’s been a great experience. The people are great, APROQUEN is doing wonderful work and they are developing a great clinic to treat cleft lip and palate patients.
Today we met three-month-old Marcelo (pictured above); he is the cutest baby ever! Marcelo has a great personality, he even laughed when they were taking his impression for a new appliance (most babies cry at this point). He has a bilateral cleft lip and palate and is getting ready for his cleft lip surgery. They prepare him before surgery with intraoral appliance so that the surgery can have a better outcome.