Nurse Celeste always tried to avoid working with the babies with clefts in her neonatal ward because she felt unable to meet their needs. Then her son was born with a cleft.
Maria has been waiting for cleft surgery since 1953. When the opportunity came, her son wanted her to pass.
"I know Smile Train really is changing the world one smile at a time because one of those smiles is mine."
For 70 years, Pyari knew little besides rejection and heartbreak, until you gave her hope. And a smile.
"Being born “different” is exactly why you should achieve big goals and be full of confidence."
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