Beyond the Initial Surgery: Meet Angelo

Beyond the Initial Surgery: Meet Angelo

Angelo Joaquin Jalisto Ruíz is seven years old.  Born with a cleft palate, which was operated on when he was three months old, he returned to the operating room when he was a year and a half old for a palate revision.  He started visiting our partner project,...
Beyond a Single Surgery: Meet Ismael

Beyond a Single Surgery: Meet Ismael

Ismael is a 12 year old from the San Juan de Lurigancho district of Lima, Peru. Born on Nov. 4, 1999, with a cleft lip and palate, he has had four operations since his birth. Last year, his classmates at school began to bully him because of his cleft scar. His parents...
Lives Transformed in India

Lives Transformed in India

TF partners with Speech and Orthodontic specialists at Chennai’s Sri Ramachandra University (SRU) to Speech & Orthodontic care to rural families in the Thiruvannamalai  & Cuddalore Districts. On a trip to India earlier this year, our team members met some of...
Meet Junlawat Nithut

Meet Junlawat Nithut

Junlawat Nithut was born on December 24, 2013 with a complete bilateral cleft lip and cleft palate. He and his family live in Amphur Kosumpisai, Mahasarakham Province, Thailand. When he was born, a nurse at Kosumpisai Hospital registered him online and referred him to...