The Burden of Cleft Care

The Burden of Cleft Care

Patient Story: The Burden of Cleft Care In the minutes after giving birth, Silviya was concerned - she had not yet held her baby, Andrei. Where was the child she had longed for? Was something wrong with him? When a nurse at last presented Andrei, Silviya was...
The Burden of Cleft Care

A Transformative Future is on the Horizon in Peru

Patient Story: A Transformative Future is on the Horizon in Peru When Maribel held Gissel in her arms for the first time she felt helpless. Unable to latch on for breastfeeding, Gissel would cry seemingly without reprieve. Taking care of a teenager with special needs,...
Where We Work: Peru

Where We Work: Peru

Where We Work: Peru Just one week after the government declared a curfew, the cleft team at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) launched virtual care, including psychological counselling and speech therapy. ...
The Burden of Cleft Care

Patient Story: Meet Sofia & Carlos

Patient Story: Meet Sofia & Carlos "We want to thank Transforming Faces for the expansion of the waiting room. It was ready just in time to help parents and their children socially distance, so we all feel much more safe." - Valeska, Sofia's Mother "We are...
The Burden of Cleft Care

A Priceless Smile in Costa Rica

Patient Story: A Priceless Smile in Costa Rica Samantha lives with her family in Tierra Blanca, a small city about 30 km from Costa Rica’s capital, San José. The journey to parenthood had been long, and when a fissure was found in an ultrasound, Samantha’s parents...