Cleft lip and palate are among the most common birth defects in desperately poor rural countries such as Myanmar and Philippines. The look of a cleft lip may be startling to you at first, but those defects can be successfully treated and corrected through one surgery. Beautiful Heart supports them for their surgery expenses in their local hospital and we also invite them to Korea for providing a highly specialized medical surgery with a complicated and rare cleft lip and palate.
Cleft lip and palate are variations of a type of clefting congenital deformity caused by abnormal facial development during gestation. A child with cleft lip and palate is at risk of having psychological or social problems. A cleft lip and palate child can be successfully treated with surgery. But a child who lives far away from civilization have been left behind by a life-changing surgery due to the extremely expensive surgery expenses and the outdated local medical system.
Beautiful Heart has found those cleft lip and palate children living in remote areas in Myanmar and Philippines and sponsors children's surgeries in entirety. We support their entire expensive surgery expenses in their local hospitals, pay for their medicines and travel to and from the hospital with their parents. For some complicated and highly specialized surgeries we invite them to Korea. We also educates and informs the family in preparation for the surgery to repair the cleft condition.
The surgical repair of the cleft conditions will enable the child to speak, be accepted by others in the community as well as increase their awareness of the need for better health care and health education in thier poor rural countries. Also this fund will be necessary for the training of highly specialized surgeons of local hospitals embarking on complex and rare surgical skills in Korea. Beautiful Heart also intorduces local medical professionals to modern surgical techniques in Korea.