This story is about the kids. It’s about making a transformation that improves their lives from now on. This is a story about removing the stigma of cleft lip and palate and restoring self-esteem.
Now this little guy is just one of the happiest kids I have met this trip. He and his mom lit up the waiting room with laughter and giggles.
Surgery is tough on a little guy and this is his picture just minutes out of the OR. Once he got to the recovery ward and had a nap and some food, he was back to his happy self! You can see that the lip has been repaired and it won't be long before the repair isn't noticeable.
I like to spend my time in the pre-op and recovery ward to hear the stories of families and kids. This is truly the reason we're here.