Even when the whole world seemed against her, Damaris persisted. And won.
How a mother found the strength to raise eight boys on her own and a son found the strength to smile.
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.
Maria has been waiting for cleft surgery since 1953. When the opportunity came, her son wanted her to pass.
Ayubu's classmates harassed him relentlessly for years because of a local myth about clefts. When he was 10 years old, his mother heard there was hope at a hospital less than an hour away.
Kamse was excited for his first day of school, but, when the day finally came, he was taunted all day long. Kamse ran home and begged his grandfather never to make him go back.
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