Meet Henry Oko Boye and his son, John Mensah Boye, a 6 year old who received treatment at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra shortly after his birth. John had both his lip and palate repaired over 4 surgeries.

John is now attending school, but he still visits Korle-Bu with his family for regular check-ups and speech therapy.

Henry, his father, recounted how they accepted John’s cleft from the beginning and tried to raise him up to be a polite and responsible boy. 


John as a baby, with his family, and recently with his mom and dad