A Triumphant Journey

A baby born with a cleft lip/cleft palate in a poor, remote region of the Amazon has slim chances of ever affording corrective surgery, but baby “Angelica’s” mother heard a medical mission team was traveling from Houston to Columbia to perform surgeries to repair facial deformities.

She knew this was her only chance to change her baby’s life – the brave mother and her 7 month old, set out on their journey. Over the river (two days by canoe) and through the Amazon (17 hours by bus) the pair finally arrived in Armenia, Columbia, tired, but overwhelmed with joy that her baby would receive life-changing surgical repair.