Milagros' father, Ricardo Cerron, 24, broke into tears as Rubio made the first incision at the start of the surgery late Tuesday. The baby's mother, Sara Arauco, 20, put her hand to her mouth. A nurse standing behind her chair put her hands on Arauco's shoulders.
But later, as the surgery progressed, Arauco said her prayers had been answered.
"Yes, this is a miracle," she told The Associated Press. "I know, even though I am a sinner, God has paid attention to me, maybe not for my sake, but for my daughter's."
im getting the impression some fuckwad told this mother that her daughter's deformity was punishment for her sins (considering the age the sin being giving birth while a teenager) - but god is feeling nice to the daughter so surgery is possible.