Mariana and George Kaufman

"The fifth annual Little Baby Face Foundation Fall Benefit and Auction, taglined Believe in Miracles, was held at Cipriani 23rd St. The foundation provides reconstructive surgery at no cost to children born with facial deformities.

Plastic surgeon and reconstructive ear specialist Dr. Thomas Romo, who has traveled the globe helping countless children under less-than-ideal conditions, hatched the idea to have the little patients and their parents flown to New York City to receive top-quality care, all expenses paid.

Shakespeare never wrote about the Little Baby Face Foundation. If he had, it surely would have been a sonnet of praise.

Rodolfo Valentin (3rd from left) and his Beautifying Dream Team: Jorge Maria Perez, Claudio Velarde, and Mitchel Aguirre
Spiro Catechis, Anastasia Cucinella, Mary Jane Denzer, R. Scott Lalley
photos by Joan Jedell
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