Many Hands

Stories

Gertha Decimus

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Stories |

Gertha was seen by Dr. Moriconi in 2014 with an aggressive tumor of the jaw called an ameloblastoma which he confirmed with a biopsy. It took a full two years to arrange for treatment back in the US, and once again because of Abington/Jefferson Health under the presidency of Meg McGoldrick, she was able to be treated. In an 11 hour operation in December 2016, this tumor was removed by Dr. Moriconi and his team, effectively saving this patient’s life. With extensive help from our translator...

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Libnie Dolcine

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Stories |

In 2011, Libnie Dolcine (28) traveled for five hours, by bus, taxi, motorcycle, and on foot, to reach the Christianville clinic and be seen by Dr. Moriconi. Since age four, she and her family had noticed a swelling on the right side of her face. Over the years, the few doctors she had seen had no answers or any way to treat her. The swelling had continued to distort her face, leaving her unable to work and afraid to be seen in public. Once again, Dr. Moriconi performed a biopsy and the sample...

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Leyila Felisya Previl

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Stories |

  Leyila is a 14 year old girl who came to the dental clinic at Christianville in April of 2013 with a complaint of an expanding tumor of her lower right jaw. Dr. Moriconi was able to biopsy the lesion at that time, and it was determined to be a very locally aggressive tumor similar to Adeline’s. Dr. Moriconi was able, through the auspices of Men Anpil, to bring her and her mother to the US for treatment in his office. The tumor was removed and two teeth extracted under sedation....

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Adeline Joachim

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Stories |

Adeline Joachim was initially seen by Dr. Moriconi on his first trip to the clinic. She had noticed a swelling in her jaw ayear prior, which had been getting increasingly painful. Dr. Moriconi performed a biopsy and brought the sample back to the United States for examination. It turned out to be a very aggressive tumor, which he knew would continue to grow without treatment. Realizing there was little possibility of this happening in Haiti, he enlisted his local hospital and several...

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