Baby Constanza

Meet this beautiful 9-month-old baby, Constanza. Born in the community of Chihuahua to parents who couldn’t afford her medical needs, her village rallied together when they heard about the opportunity for Constanza to be evaluated for surgery by the Smile Network team at Ribera Medical Center. To fund the 19-hour trip to Ajijic, the village organized a bake sale, pooling their efforts and resources.

After the screening day, Constanza’s family received the joyous news that she would be one of the first of 27 patients to receive surgery. Without this surgery, children like Constanza often miss out on schooling, struggle to make friends, and sometimes face abandonment at birth.