Even knowing help is available isn’t always enough to remove the stigma of having a cleft.
Distance and pandemic are no match for this social worker.
Doha is ready for her next big challenge — building an infrastructure for sustainable, local cleft care in her native country as Smile Train’s first regional director for Morocco.
When Aira started school, she struggled to speak up, was bullied, and had few friends. Now. after her cleft surgery, she's the star of the class!
“Don’t worry, keep the faith, and tell others about Smile Train.”
Everyone told Gyana to abandon her daughter when she was born with a cleft; her husband threatened to kill himself if she didn't. Afraid for both their lives, she took the child and fled.
After a rough beginning, Jenious' life is now filled with puppies, music, and kung-fu.
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