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Healing the Children

Un Corazón, Mil Sonrisas

  • Director: Leonardo Pardo
  • Executive Producer: Andrea Vargas
  • Editor: Laura Solaque
  • Sound: Milton Gutiérrez
  • Producer: Doris Martínez
  • Producer: Giovanni Granada
  • Client's URL : Healing the Children

Reseña

El cambiarle la vida a un niño y al hombre en el que se convertirán en el futuro, llevan al Dr. Gregory y a su equipo a hacer sacrificios importantes. Estos corazones grandes y generosos dedican su tiempo y su vida a devolverles la sonrisa a miles de niños colombianos.

Junto con la organización Healing the Children, que lleva más de 35 años trabajando por los niños en diferentes países, el cirujano colombiano Jaime Gregory organiza campañas para realizar operaciones totalmente gratuitas a los niños que sufren esta malformación. En las jornadas han sido beneficiados niños y jóvenes de 0 a 18 años de diferentes regiones del país como Neiva, Villavicencio, Ibagué, Pereira, Bucaramanga, Apartadó y Cúcuta, en los municipios del Área Metropolitana de Cúcuta, Tibú, Chinácota, Pamplona, Ocaña, El Tarra, Hacarí, Convención, Abrego, Bochalema, Silos, Cácota, Herrán, Ragonvalia, entre otros.

News

  • Changing lives

    Healing the Children Colombia and Dr. Jaime Gregory carried out the second harelip and cleft palate campaign in 2014. A medical team with 17 volunteered members, including maxillofacial surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical and recovery nurses, instrumentators and speech therapist, arrived in Cúcuta to assess and perform surgery on 75 children with harelip and cleft palate.

    Jaime Gregory is a maxillofacial surgeon, and has been working for 26 years as a general coordinator and chief surgeon in campaigns for kids with harelip and cleft palate, children that because of this condition are discrimated even in perfect health, and, as he says, are prevented from leading a normal life. 

    The documentary, follows these kids stories and their families struggles to get their children to this campaign, and it also shows the efforts surgeons and the rest of the team go through to transforms every child´s world.

     

    Kathy Conroy, volunteer surgeon from Healing the Children, describes her own perspective on this endeavour:

    “My travels to Colombia have been very gratifying, and have deeply moved me. Our goal is to perform surgeries in kids that don´t have the opportunity to receive treatment by their own means, these children and their families travel for days and countless miles to get to the hospital, in the hopes of being chosen for harelip and cleft palate surgery. Kids come to us not only with the hope of being cured but also with the dream of living their best possible life.”

  • Changing lives

    Healing the Children Colombia and Dr. Jaime Gregory carried out the second harelip and cleft palate campaign in 2014. A medical team with 17 volunteered members, including maxillofacial surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical and recovery nurses, instrumentators and speech therapist, arrived in Cúcuta to assess and perform surgery on 75 children with harelip and cleft palate.

    Jaime Gregory is a maxillofacial surgeon, and has been working for 26 years as a general coordinator and chief surgeon in campaigns for kids with harelip and cleft palate, children that because of this condition are discrimated even in perfect health, and, as he says, are prevented from leading a normal life. 

    The documentary, follows these kids stories and their families struggles to get their children to this campaign, and it also shows the efforts surgeons and the rest of the team go through to transforms every child´s world.

     

    Kathy Conroy, volunteer surgeon from Healing the Children, describes her own perspective on this endeavour:

    “My travels to Colombia have been very gratifying, and have deeply moved me. Our goal is to perform surgeries in kids that don´t have the opportunity to receive treatment by their own means, these children and their families travel for days and countless miles to get to the hospital, in the hopes of being chosen for harelip and cleft palate surgery. Kids come to us not only with the hope of being cured but also with the dream of living their best possible life.”