MA 18 months
MA was born in a small village in the Volta Region. A health volunteer from the village took brought him to the nearest health center to seek help where he met a Danish volunteer who recognized the baby’s condition as a cleft lip. She search for help on on the internet and found that Smile Train, an international organisation, headquartered in the USA that sponsors free surgery for cleft patients had partners in Kumasi. She contacted Smile Train who provided her with the contact information of the Cleft team at KATH in Kumasi. After several email exchanges and telephone calls, arrangements were made to send MA to Kumasi. The surgery for lip repair was successfully carried out free of charge and the family travelled back to the village quite satisfied with the outcome happy. The Foundation provided additional funds for transportation to enable the family travel for regular reviews on the clinic. A year after the surgery the chief of the village organised a durbar and invited the President of the Foundation as a special guest. He conferred on him the honour of citizenship of the village.