Even knowing help is available isn’t always enough to remove the stigma of having a cleft.
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How a mother found the strength to raise eight boys on her own and a son found the strength to smile.
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Magaly is the mother of David, age five, a Smile Train patient in Quito, Ecuador. She shared with us her son’s journey to cleft care and what Smile Train has meant for her entire family.
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!
Aunt Rebecca did not trust that her sister would provide Samson with the special care he needed. So, she brought him back to the place he was born, the tiny-two room house he now shared with 13 relatives, all female.
“Don’t worry, keep the faith, and tell others about Smile Train.”
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