August 6, 2012
Children are more prone to suffering from diseases. How does it feel to have your own child with a deformity that can never be changed? Well, it is actually very disturbing. I was one of them. On my child’s birth, I was told that my child is born with a cleft lip. It came as shattering news. However, I decided to get the child’s lips operated. I asked for the amount for operation and was pretty shocked to know the amount. It was really expensive. We are a middle class family with very little wages. Cleft is basically a major problem that affects majority of children every year. This deformity can be explained as a slight gap between a lip. Because of this problem, my daughter was unable to speak or eat properly. I was searching on the Internet to get hold of some more information and came to know that these people are not allowed to attend school or not given a job. They are forced to live their lives in isolation, pain and shame. These clefts are mostly left untreated because they are very expensive and a poor man cannot afford to pay the heavy medical bills. I did not want my child to suffer the same condition. I came under the same group. Even I was not able to provide best treatment for my daughter. As I was exploring, I came across this website of Brian F Mullaney which sends doctors to various places to treat the deformity. The doctors performed the surgery with perfection with the use of new technology surgery training software. I am really thankful as my child can now speak and eat well.