Reconstructive surgery scheduled for Estifanos
We are eagerly awaiting an upcoming appointment for our CCELA toddler, Estifanos, to undergo reconstructive surgery to his facial burns, which cover approx. 1/3 of his face and head/ear.
Estifanos came to CCELA in February from a government orphanage. The story we have received is that his burns were received whilst in hospital for other treatment, under the care of the previous orphanage.
Despite this substantial physical damage, Estifanos is such a happy and outgoing little boy.
We are hopeful for the success of his surgery - it is still unknown as to whether any hearing may be regained for him, however an "ear" will be reconstructed as part of the procedure.
Please keep this gorgeous little guy in your hearts and your thoughts, and we will be sure to keep you posted on how it all goes in the coming weeks!