Name: Maria Espana
Date of Birth: 1/7/2011
Maria came to the home because authorities found her in a box on the street. She was in the hospital for a few days before coming to our home. A couple of days after arriving at our home, she had to be taken to the hospital again because she was born with a closed pylorus. She was unable to eat or drink anything without throwing up. She had surgery and it was successful. During recovery a nurse applied a wrong medicine to her and she got third degree burns on her foot. She had to have skin replacement on her foot. Maria is 5 years old and she is in great health.
Maria is a very happy and active little girl, she loves school, dancing and singing, and her favorite thing to do is play house with her dolls.
Arrival Date: 1/13/2011
Location: God Bless The Children Home
Region: Guatemala City
About God Bless The Children
God Bless the Children is located in Guatemala City and is home to children aged 0-6. The founder of the home is Cinthya Vallejo, a Christian Guatemalan attorney who has been placing neglected and abandoned children in foster homes since 2004. As foster care is no longer authorized by the government, the home was founded in 2010. Children are placed in the home by the Juvenile Courts from various regions of the country and come from abuse, neglect, and abandonment. At God Bless the Children, they meet the physical, mental, educational and spiritual needs of each child, by giving them a family model where they receive love and Christian principles.
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