About the Dominican Republic
How World Pediatric Project Helps
Mobilization of Surgical, Diagnostic & Medical Specialty Teams
Born with congenital scoliosis, Yonalfrin's mother first noticed something was wrong when he was a toddler. He underwent surgery at age 3 but as he grew, Yonalfrin desperately needed surgery to correct the progression of his spine, which was beginning to crush his lungs. Through a combination of halo device as well as multiple spine surgeries, Yonalfrin returned home this spring to the Dominican Republic able to stand tall and breath deeper than ever before.
Partnerships in the Dominican Republic