Denver is a 7 year old boy who lives 4 hours away from Angeles City in province of Aurora. Denver has been bullied a lot. When he is bullied he will just return home, even if he is at school. His parents need to smash up his food so he can eat it. Then each bite is followed by milk to wash the food down. His father, Nick, is a rice farmer. They journeyed to Angeles City when Nick's sister-in-law told him about MMFC's Mission for February.
Maria Anne was a 3 month old girl with cleft lip and palate. Apparently both the birth parents have cleft deformities in their families. This year, we will fix her cleft lip and if she’s healthy and weighs at least 20lbs next year, we will fix her cleft palate.
Maria Anne came back in February 2019 to have her cleft palate fixed. Along with the palate surgery, the doctors will fix some of the scarring from the cleft lip surgery.
Mjay is an engaging 10 month old boy with Cleft Lip. His mother took medication for IBS when she was pregnant and believes this caused the cleft lip, however it is more likely an inherited trait, as MJay’s cousin has both cleft lip and palate. Either way, we are fixing it!
Meet Prince, an 11 month old boy whom we all fell in love with this year. He is an engaging, inquisitive child, who is lucky to have two parents whose lives are better than many people we see at the hospital. Prince was born with a Cleft lip and has 2 siblings ages 9 and 4 years old.
In addition to spending her entire childhood living as an outcast in abject poverty, Jacklene hid her face from the world because of a cleft lip deformity that had never been corrected.
All of that changed in July of this year when Jacklene and her mother traveled for nearly three days to reach our team in Dar Es-Salaam, Tanzania. Jacklene’s beautiful face is no longer hidden.