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Edgar Ortíz holds his son of 15 months, also named Edgar, while Doctor Stephen Ball examines him, checking to make sure he is healthy enough to withstand the anesthesia during surgery. The pair traveled from Santo Domingo to Otavalo, a trip of approximately 6 hours and had to break through a bussing strike in order to see if baby Edgar was available for surgery. All the patients are pre-screened, but if a patient is has a cold, cough, or respitory infection, they are often told to come back the next year as it will be too dangerous to put them under.
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Edgar Ortíz holds his son of 15 months, also named Edgar, while Doctor Stephen Ball examines him, checking to make sure he is healthy enough to withstand the anesthesia during surgery.  The pair traveled from Santo Domingo to Otavalo, a trip of approximately 6 hours and had to break through a bussing strike in order to see if baby Edgar was available for surgery.  All the patients are pre-screened, but if a patient is has a cold, cough, or respitory infection, they are often told to come back the next year as it will be too dangerous to put them under.