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“We were so shocked and sad to see our first born with a cleft lip and palate”. Dawit, Belise’s father, explained before continuing, “but over time we came to accept that she is a gift from God and we could not do anything about it”.… Read more
“We were so shocked and sad to see our first born with a cleft lip and palate”. Dawit, Belise’s father, explained before continuing, “but over time we came to accept that she is a gift from God and we could not do anything about it”.
Little Belise comes to CURE Ethiopia with her father Dawit seeking help for her cleft lip and palate. She had originally come to us several months ago, but was too small to safely receive surgery. Her parents were educated on how to feed a child with a cleft lip and palate and they were sent home until she was large enough to receive surgery. That time has finally come and Belise has been admitted for surgery!
Belise lives with her farming parents and her younger sister. Her sister is a four months old and, like Belise, she also has a cleft lip and palate. She will start her treatment here at CURE Ethiopia not long after Belise. Join us in welcoming this family while they start their healing journey!
Thank you all for your prayers! Little Belise's operation last week went very well. One of our visiting doctor from 'Free to Smile' did a beautiful job fixing Belise's cleft lip and she went back home over the weekend! We will see her again next week when she returns for her check-up.
Early this morning, we found Belise with her father Dawit waiting for her turn to go to the operation room. Her first operation will be to correct her cleft lip and in a couple of months, she will have another surgery to take care of her cleft palate! Keep this sweet child in your prayers!
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