Brothers, Mafiz 3 years old and Hatiz 5 years old were both born with a cleft lip. They live in Islambur, a village of 80 families about four hours away. One day, a village official contacted their family informing them that Rotaplast was coming to Sylhet offering free surgery. Mafiza, their mother and Azizzunssa, the boys’ maternal aunt took the boys and traveled more than four hours, half way by bus then by an auto rickshaw. “It’s a social stigma here to have this deformity,” said Mafiza. “Other children make fun of them and they cry. With the surgery, I will be able to send the boys to school. They will have a better life.” Both brothers will have surgery today.
Next Posts from This Mission
This morning started with our surgeons checking on the patients for today’s procedures and the pediatricians discharging those patients ready to go home – including Mafiz and Hatiz. Hatiz bei... Read More »
Gia is nearly four years old. She’s sweet, a little shy and in need of her palate repaired. Gia was our first patient of the day. Two year old Anisa from Sylhet was born with a bilateral cleft lip. H... Read More »
Today the number of scheduled surgeries swelled from six to 11. We began the morning by a line of walk in patients hoping for a chance at surgery for their child or, in some cases, themselves. Consultation... Read More »
Donate now to support volunteer medical missions and change lives!
Latest From Around The World
In the last few days, you may have noticed our patients in bed or covered up in beautiful quilt, such as the ones below. These quilts were made for and donated by Wrap-A-Smile (a Rotary based organizatio... Read More »