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.
Reaching every corner of Indonesia with our partners.
Neilsen helped a mission organization that flew doctors into Madagascar to provide cleft care, but he knew local doctors were as capable as those flying in.
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.
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