Mekong Hope Surgical Fund is more than just fixing a cleft lip. We believe in holistic care so that means not just getting the best surgery possible to make the outside look great, but also getting cleft palates repaired. And we don’t stop there, communication is such an integral part of a person’s life. Cleft palates often cause some speech impediment so today little San came across the border with his mum to have another speech therapy lesson.
We have designed simple, reproducible activities that his mum can do with him at home. Today we worked on trying to blow all the air out his mouth and not letting any escape out his nose!
We were able to talk with San’s mum about future education and when the time comes, we are happy to advocate for children to get into school and partner with other projects for economic opportunities for the family or school scholarships.
It is such a privilege to share life with these families and walk with them for holistic growth and transformation.