Elisabeth’s New Future

Thérèse’s husband was already struggling to provide for their family when Elisabeth was born with a cleft lip and palate. Neighbors openly laughed at Elisabeth’s face, saying there was nothing Thérèse could do to save her baby. Elisabeth was unable to breastfeed successfully due to her malformed palate, and she began to lose weight dramatically. […]

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Smiles Restored in Madagascar

Individuals suffering from cleft lip and palates often have a hard time doing simple things such as eating and speaking. In 217 days volunteer surgeons performed 104 cleft lip and palate repairs that granted those individuals freedom to live a normal life. We are thankful for our donors and volunteers around the world that have […]

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Banay’s Story: Restoration

In a house in Madagascar, a 12-year old girl puts on her swimming suit, but doesn’t go swimming. Banay dreams of jumping into the sea, but feels too embarrassed to leave her home. Her cleft lip makes her feel ugly. Her older brother, Theo, says she is always touching her nose. When asked why, Banay […]

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