Your smile is one of the first things that people see when they meet you. Our mouths allow us to talk, to eat, to laugh and to breath. When children are born with a cleft palate, all of these important functions are affected. Cleft palate and cleft lip is a physical split of separation of the two sides of the upper lip and it appears a gap in the skin of the upper lip. Cleft palate can cause problems with eating, ear infections, speech problems, dental problems and more. ( according to webmd.com). Children in San Luis who are born with this challenge have little opportunity to be able to have surgery to fix cleft palate because of the cost and need of transportation to Tecate to get the surgery.
One of the ministries that Caring Hearts participates in is taking children to get cleft palate surgery. Over the years we have seen many lives be touched by this surgery. Recently, Adalberto took 4 children to Tecate in Mexico to see the dentist. All four children were checked on, and two had work done. One of the boys, was able to have surgery.
We are praising and thanking God for the opportunity to see this little guy get the surgery he needs! Thank you to all Caring Hearts Supporters for making this possible.