Aldrian is a six-year-old boy living with an untreated cleft lip and palate in Metro Manila, Philippines. Aldrian’s grandmother, Lola Teresa, works as a street vendor to support her family, but the money she makes isn’t nearly enough for the cleft treatment needed to allow Aldrian to speak, breathe, and eat properly. However, Aldrian’s life changes forever when a local Smile Train social worker heard about a boy with a cleft lip hanging out at the local night market with his grandmother.
Aldrian’s greatest wish is to be able to eat. With love and support from his family, and a helping hand from smile train, Aldrian proves dreams really can come true.