January 2009: Samir returns to his home in the Andes of Ecuador after successful eye surgery and brain tumor removal in Arizona:

Little 9 year old Samir was given a new chance in life thanks to the skill and kindness of doctors Brendan Cassidy and Harold Rekate, and the generosity of St. Joseph's Hospital, where he was treated. Read more in our website about his story and many others like him whose lives are being changed by the kindness and generosity of so many people in Arizona.