17-year-old Beatriz has life changing foot surgery in Arizona

17 year old Beatriz had been born with bilateral malformation of her feet and legs. Although missing many bones, Beatriz had overcome her disability and was able to ambulate fairly well. However, her left foot was so deformed that her foot arched and did not lay flat. The stress of walking on this foot was sure to predispose her to an early degeneration and cause her significant problems in the future. In November, 2010, Beatriz arrived with all smiles and was welcomed by her host family, the McCurdys. In December 2010, Beatriz underwent surgery on her left foot by Dr. Brad Bruns at John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital. Beatriz returned home in February 2011 after making many friends with her peppy personality.

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