“Everything is harder when there’s two”
A mother manages cleft care through quarantine
Love always finds a way.
When their son's life was changed forever, Héctor Rivas and Karen wanted to give the same relief to families across El Salvador.
How a mother found the strength to raise eight boys on her own and a son found the strength to smile.
At one month old, Mirian weighed just four pounds. Five months later, with the support of our local partners, she had transformed into a happy, chubby baby.
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.
When Valery was born, her parents cried at the sight of her cleft. Now, thanks to continuing treatment sponsored by Smile Train, Valery fills their lives with song and music.
Auner was lucky to survive long enough to enter our partner's care. Now, he's thriving and smiling.
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