Born with cleft lip and palate in India: Ashmitas story.

Today we would like to introduce you to Ashmita. The little girl was born with a cleft lip on May 01, 2021 in the village of Pachaura in India. Ashmita’s parents were shunned and stigmatized by their families and acquaintances because of their daughter’s deformity. They feared that their daughter would face a difficult life of social exclusion. They were desperate and do not know what to do. They have no money for treatment…

When the parents already want to give up hope, they meet a woman whose child was also born with a cleft. Her child was operated in our cleft center in Patna. Amina’s parents found new hope.

Hopeful, Ashmita’s parents visit our cleft center in Patna. They immediately get an appointment for Ashmita’s surgery. After the one-hour operation, Ashmita’s parents are overjoyed and grateful. And now, their extended family and acquaintances accept the girl and Ashmita has now the best chances to grow up healthy and integrated into society.

We are happy about every child’s fate that we can change for the better – thanks to your support!