Aditya

Aditya

Aditya’s Mum told us that her dream was to see her son grow to be healthy and happy and to be a doctor. Repairing his palate will help him to thrive and to develop normal speech.

Kushi

Kushi

Kushi has travelled 100km with her Mum to be treated a second time by the NCF. Her second operation will correct her palate and provide valuable speech therapy.

Deepak

Deepak

Deepak's parents describe being “scared” that he had been born with such a defect - they were concerned that it was somehow their fault and that they had done something to invite being “cursed”.

Dyneshwari

Dyneshwari

Dyneshwari has a wonderful grin that lights up her face - it is easier for her to express her personality now because of the cleft lip surgery she had in 2013. She has come back to us for...

Ashiket

Ashiket

Local doctors refused to operate on Ashiket’s palate because he was also born with a congenital heart condition - despite the fact it had been treated. With NCF help he now has a chance of a brighter future...

Ganesh Mumja

Ganesh

Ganesh was born with a severe bilateral cleft lip and palate causing him feeding problems from birth and making his speech unintelligible. His family travelled almost 200 miles to access NCF free corrective surgery they could never have afforded...

Sania's Cleft Palette Story

Sania

Closing the defect in Sania's palate will enable her to live a life free of the complications. In the UK this would have been carried out by the NHS but geography and economics mean this does not always happen...

Dr Hedgewar Hospital

Anand & Sandeep – Video

In September 2013 our team travelled to Aurangabad, India to work with Dr Hedgewar Hospital and Sewa International. This wonderful documentary directed by Nitin Makasare tells the stories of Anand & Sandeep who we were privileged to help.