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The Elisha Family Story
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The Elisha Family Story

Malas Elisha and his family live in Tanzania. He came with two of his children on the first day of triage. The son he brought had a huge open palate and his 18-month old daughter had a bi-lateral cleft lip that needed repairing. Four out of his five children have clefts, as well as their...

Meem Akthar
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Meem Akthar

Meem Akthar is a beautiful 8 year old girl with a beaming smile. Meet was born with a cleft palate and tongue tie and was unable to speak. Her surgery was life-changing for her and her family. Alliance for Smiles has transformed the lives of over 6000 children all over the world. Please consider donating...

Amazing Transformations
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Amazing Transformations

Before and after life-changing surgeries to correct cleft lip and cleft palates of children all over the world. Alliance for Smiles has transformed the lives of over 6000 children. Please consider donating today at www.allianceforsmiles.org.

What causes a cleft?
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What causes a cleft?

Cleft lip and cleft palate deformities occur in children all over the world. There are many theories about the cause of clefts such as the lack of folic acid in the mother, genetic factors, or nutrition in the mother. However there is no know way to prevent the condition, so until there is a way...

San Ko Min
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San Ko Min

Meet San Ko Min, a 17 -year old from Myanmar. He had a bi-lateral cleft lip. An operation that took less than 2 hours was a lifetime of change for him. San is a farmer, which was all he could do with his deformity, and has been ridiculed all his life. Now his ambition is...

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