Ayu and Ade

Their untreated clefts made life so unbearable for Ade and his daughter Ayu that Smile Train had to call the Army in.

Ayu and her father, Ade, lived with untreated clefts in a remote village in West Java, Indonesia. The family struggled to get by — Ade's cleft made work hard to come by, and the constant ridicule Ayu endured from her classmates made her want to drop out of school. Then the Indonesian Army, in partnership with Smile Train, stepped in to change their lives forever.