Carlos is a little boy from Lima, Peru.  When Carlos was born with a cleft lip and palate, his father refused to take responsibility for his newborn son and left the family.  Left without a home or support, his mother, Carla, took Carlos to live with an aunt. Carla’s worries only grew, because she had no money to pay for Carlos’ treatment.

Fortunately TF supports a cleft lip and palate program through a local organization called Armonizar. Carlos was accepted into the program and received lip surgery in 2006.  One year later, Carlos received surgery to repair his palate.   

Carlos Before Carlos after

Today, Carlos is a happy and heathly little boy with a bright smile.  Carla is very proud of her son, and is thankful for the help that TF and Armonizar have provided.

Update: Carlos now visits our projects to receive speech therapy and dental work and also receives assistance from a social worker. 

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