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Another child like Ali Sina needs her opportunity for life-changing care. You can help make that possible right now.

About Ali

In September of 2011, Ali Sina was born with a cleft lip and palate as the youngest of six children to a poor family in Kabul, Afghanistan. Put simply, Ali needs help.

Ali's father, Mohammad, is a cab driver, and his mother stays at home to care for Ali and his five older siblings (3 boys + 3 girls). Life in Kabul is difficult for a poor family, and it became much more complicated when Ali was born.

The first weeks of feeding and caring for any newborn are difficult, so imagine the added challenges for Ali’s mother because of the cleft condition. She struggled to ensure Ali received the nutrition he needed to survive the harsh winter in Afghanistan, and she admits to suffering from a great deal of mental, emotional, and physical exhaustion as she cared for Ali and his siblings.

Equally as difficult has been the social stigma of having a child born with a cleft lip. Afghanistan is like many places in the world where birth defects are misunderstood, and the whispers of friends and neighbors have caused Ali's parent to isolate themselves. With few options to even receive the specialty surgical care Ali needs and even less money to pay for an operation, it might have seemed that no one was in Ali's corner. But that simply wasn't the case. The God who sees, the champion of those without a champion, is intimately aware of Ali and his family, and He brought hope in the form of Afghan television.

One day on TV, Mohammad and his wife heard about a hospital in Kabul that provides life-changing surgery to children like Ali. It seemed too good to be true - that people from around the world would care enough to help their son. So with a sense of cautious optimism, Ali's parents brought him to the hospital to be evaluated by CURE doctors. That day, Ali was scheduled for a surgery to repair his cleft lip and palate.

On February 28, Ali Sina is scheduled for a life-changing surgery at CURE’s hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. K-LOVE radio host Scott Smith will be in Afghanistan as a first-hand witness, and you can be a part of it. Follow along on your local K-LOVE station or by following his story online through

“and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.” - Luke 9:2



  1. 04/23/2013 Check out the new photos of Ali Sina! CURE doctors report that his cleft condition has healed very well and further surgery shouldn't be necessary! Thank you for being a part of his journey.
  2. 09/25/2012 Ali's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 09/28/2012 - Ali headed home from the hospital today. We have him scheduled to return to the hospital at the end of the week for a followup appointment. Please keep he and his family in your prayers.
  3. 09/25/2012 Ali Sina moved from surgery into recovery at CURE Afghanistan. He's looking smart! We hope he and his mother can return home in the next day or two.
  4. 09/25/2012 For those interested in the details, here's Ali's palate before ( ) and after ( ) his surgery.
  5. 09/25/2012 Ali's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 09/23/2012
  6. 09/22/2012 Ali's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 09/19/2012
  7. 09/22/2012 Hey K-LOVE friends, we have great news to share! This week, Ali Sina returned to CURE Afghanistan for his cleft palate surgery. We'll have picture updates from his procedure next week but for now check out the little guy on Mom's lap. He is getting big! Can you believe it was 7 months ago when Scott Smith went there for for Ali's first surgery?
  8. 05/15/2012 Ali's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 09/09/2012
  9. 05/15/2012 Look at that smile! We'll see Ali again at his next surgery in mid September
  10. 05/15/2012 Ali Sina at his latest checkup
  11. 03/14/2012 Ali Sina made is checkup appointment this week, and he's already looking like a new boy (check out that smile)! He's scheduled for his next followup on April 9.
  12. 03/14/2012 Ali's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 04/09/2012
  13. 03/06/2012 Ali's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 03/12/2012 - Ali's tentatively scheduled for a followup appointment next Monday, but his next surgery will be almost 7 months from now. In the meantime, here's another photo of the little guy.
  14. 03/05/2012 Here's a video with K-LOVE's Scott Smith on the day after Ali's life-changing surgery. The little guy won't let go of Scott's hand

  15. 03/05/2012 Check out this video of K-LOVE's Scott's Smith during Ali's surgery last Tuesday

  16. 03/02/2012 Ali's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 03/05/2012 - The little guy and his mother checked out of the hospital late yesterday. He's scheduled for a quick followup appointment early next week, but his next surgery will happen about 7 months from now when he's closer to 1 year old. We'll share a picture and updated next surgery date Monday or Tuesday of next week. Thanks for your continued prayers.
  17. 02/29/2012 We got a chance to see Ali this morning in Kabul! He was looking great, and his Mom was so pleased. Here's a great pic of the little guy holding the finger of Scott Smith from K-LOVE
  18. 02/28/2012 Ali Sina, just after surgery. We'll have more updates once he's awake and recovered.
  19. 02/28/2012 Ali Sina with his Mom, just before surgery
  20. 02/28/2012 Ali's surgery went very well. Thank you to everyone who followed along with the live updates and pictures at
  21. 02/25/2012 Ali's surgery is getting so close now! Pray for safety in Afghanistan and for no chest infections (its winter and he's a little guy) that could cause the surgery to be delayed. Lord-willing you'll be able to follow updates live from Ali's surgery at at 10:30PM EST/7:30PM PST on Monday night, February 27!
  22. 02/11/2012 Meet Ali Sina from Afghanistan. Scott Smith from K-LOVE will be in Kabul to witness Ali's life-changing surgery on Feb 28. Please pray for Ali and his family. Follow his story at:
  23. 01/27/2012 Ali from Kabul with his mother
  24. 01/27/2012 Ali Sina with his oldest brother


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