February 23, 2017 Maritza – By Kristen Brown; photos by Sarah Carney   Today’s post highlights perhaps the most extraordinary story of our trip – our organization’s 45th – to El Salvador.   Meet Maritza:   Maritza, age 30, and her mother Ana Daisy, came to Hospital Militar on Sunday with all the other candidates and patients to be seen and evaluated for surgery this week.  However, this is not the first time Maritza has come to see doctors from Austin Smiles, and hopefully, it will not be the last. On the evening of April 17, 2014, Maritza came home from her job as a household employee in San Salvador.  She decided to lay down on the bed she shared with her boyfriend, the father of her youngest child, and rest.  Suddenly, and without explanation, her boyfriend – a recently suspended Salvadoran police officer – came into the bedroom, pulled his gun from underneath their bed, and shot her in...