Yuzmar is a beautiful girl from a local family, she arrived in the office of Dr. Alejandra suffering from undernourishment and a very rare, undiagnosed genetic disorder called ectodermal dysplasia (ED). ED is not a single disorder, but a group of conditions affecting the development or function of the teeth, hair, nails and sweat glands. For years, Yuzmar’s parents have wanted to help Yuzmar with her condition, however the costly treatments were not covered by the Seguro Popular.
Once Dr. Alejandra provided a diagnosis, Yuzmar was referred to Dr. Victor Manuel Diaz Alvarez, a pediatric orthodontist in La Paz and we pledged funding to help her receive the necessary treatment. Dr. Diaz made a custom prosthesis for Yuzmar’s lacking front teeth and we have watched her blossom into a beautiful, happy young lady.