Meet Our Patients in Ethiopia

Miheret’s birth was met with silence. In light of her cleft, no one from her family or community visited to celebrate. Mom and daughter felt completely alone, and without support.

What an incredible relief therefore, when Transforming Faces’ local partner Yekatit 12 Hospital greeted them with open arms.

With the support of Dr. Mekonen and a team of compassionate care professionals, they received counselling, treatment, and a pathway to hope. And finally, “the team inspired confidence in me to take her to church without any shame. We received very good treatment.”

Where shame and stigma once echoed at every turn, laughter now resounds as they rejoice in Miheret’s bright future.

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