Monday was a huge day with 126 patients coming through clinic hoping for a chance to have surgery to repair their cleft lip/palate. The story of 12 year old Tin Shwe is one of many.
He is the last of 9 children whose mother became paralyzed after giving birth to him. His oldest sibling was also born with a cleft lip which was repaired when she was 4 months old at Yangon General.
His teacher told me “He is a good student and very smart…but the other kids make fun of him.” He was discharged today and will move forward with a life filled with what a 12 year old child deserves…A forever Smile!