We’d like to take a moment to share an incredible patient success story, made possible by your generosity and support. Romina, our 2023 Imagine Gala Hope Award recipient and former Peruvian patient, embodies the strength, resilience, and hope that Mending Kids champions. Romina's journey began as a teenager when she suffered from catastrophic GI injuries in Lima, Peru. At the time, there were no experts available to provide the specialized treatment she desperately needed.
As soon as Mending Kids became aware of Romina’s case, we recruited Dr. Dean Anselmo from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Anselmo prepared for and executed a small mission to save Romina’s life: mobilizing additional medical expertise and acquiring the specialized medical equipment necessary to restore her future. The surgery was a success, and Romina has used this second chance to embark on a journey to heal others.
Since recovering from surgery, Romina has graduated from college with a degree in psychology. Her commitment to giving back is inspiring. She plans to provide emotional support to others suffering from catastrophic injuries.
During her award acceptance speech, Romina made some moving remarks about her story. In case you were unable to attend, we’d like to share her words with you:
We truly appreciate your commitment to Mending Kids as a monthly donor. It allows us to provide life-changing surgeries to young ladies like Romina. Your support has been instrumental in helping us achieve our milestone of mending 5000 children to date.
Together, we are transforming lives and empowering young individuals to overcome obstacles and fulfill their dreams.
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