Men, women, and children born with a cleft lip in South Sudan often face a lifetime of hopelessness. So often, people falsely believe the facial deformity is the result of a curse. Children are abused, prevented from going to school, and made to feel like outcasts. Many young women never marry.
A cleft lip can be repaired through a surgical procedure that often takes less than two hours, but people who live in rural villages lack access to medical care and have no idea the “curse” can be lifted.
Samaritan’s Purse helped change the lives of 90 cleft lip patients in November by bringing a team of American surgeons to Juba Teaching Hospital in South Sudan to perform these life-changing operations.Give To Help Repair Cleft Lips