At 44 years old, Meranie had lived with her bilateral cleft lip her entire life. To provide for seven children, her husband works in the fields while she sells oranges on the side of the road. Meranie traveled four hours from her village in northern Haiti to the mission site, not for surgery for herself but for the hope that her youngest child would receive the life-altering surgery.
Displaying incredible strength and stoicism, she presented her youngest daughter, Williana to the doctors. It was an honor for our medical team to tell her she would also be receiving the life-altering surgery side by side her young child.
These surgeries change our patients lives… and our patients truly change our lives.
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