Help this little boy with Oro-facial cleft born in November 2019, to get surgery!
This baby born in Nov. 19 with a cleft palate | He lives in a very poor village in eastern Sumba and does not receive help!
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Hello kawan’s and friends, how are you? Can you help us to do something for this little boy? He’s born in November 2019!
He lives in a very small village in East Sumba (NTT), in which water is a rare commodity, electricity does not exist. Health solutions for this category of people living in the most rural regions and therefore far from everything, are most of the time impossible to reach. This is why we need to organise as soon as possible surgery for him.
Background – What is a Cleft Palate?
Cleft lip and cleft palate, also known as oro-facial cleft, is a group of conditions that includes cleft lip, cleft palate, and both together. A cleft lip contains an opening in the upper lip that may extend into the nose. The opening may be on one side, both sides, or in the middle. A cleft palate occurs when the roof of the mouth contains an opening into the nose. These disorders can result in feeding problems, speech problems, hearing problems, and frequent ear infections. Less than half the time the condition is associated with other disorders.
Cleft lip and palate are the results of tissues of the face not joining properly during development. As such, they are a type of birth defect. The cause is unknown in most cases. Risk factors include smoking during pregnancy, diabetes, obesity, and older mother, and certain medications (such as some used to treat seizures). Cleft lip and cleft palate can often be diagnosed during pregnancy with an ultrasound exam.
A cleft lip or palate can be successfully treated with surgery. This is often done in the first few months of life for cleft lip and before eighteen months for cleft palate. Speech therapy and dental care may also be needed. With appropriate treatment, outcomes are good.
Cleft lip and palate occurs in about 1 to 2 per 1000 births in the developed world. Cleft lip is about twice as common in males as females, while cleft palate without cleft lip is more common in females. In 2017, it resulted in about 3,800 deaths globally, down from 14,600 deaths in 1990. The condition was formerly known as a “hare-lip” because of its resemblance to a hare or rabbit, but that term is now generally considered to be offensive.
Thank you very much for your concrete help and your love, to offer a bright future to this little boy!
You can find the project and or more complete information, on this project initiated by Fair Fair Indonesia and Kawan Baik Indonesia, by clicking on one of the buttons below! Thank you so much.
Kawans already donate for this cause!
Philippe LautierCHF 100.00
Suzanne MelberCHF 28.64
Rolf Zen-RuffinenCHF 50.00
Un merveilleux cadeau... Merci de tout coeur!