Prince Chikaonda Before Surgery
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A timely surgery for prince

Felista did everything she thought she should do during her pregnancy: She ate well and received full prenatal care. She and her husband, Steve, were already the proud parents of a…

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Ramata After Surgery
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The road to Ramata’s smile

While Ghana offers some of Africa’s most beautiful landscapes, it also suffers from a lack of adequate infrastructure, health care services and economic opportunities, resulting in some of the world’s…

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Meftehe Jafar playing in a garden
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The solution

Her name means “solution.” The moment Meheftehe was born, she was in desperate need of just that. Meheftehe suffered from a severe facial cleft which extended from her right eye…

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A newfound confidence

As Senaida sat next to her son Virgilio, she couldn’t help but smile widely when she looked at him. Since 21-year-old Virgilio’s severe bilateral cleft lip was repaired during Operation…

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Bui Van Danh Before surgery
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A second chance to smile

Energetic and talkative, Bui loved preschool. As he bounced around the playground in his rural Vietnamese community, the 3-year-old paid no mind to his cleft lip while playing ball games…

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