Stories

  • Jose
    Jose lives in Tijuana, Mexico and was born with a complete bilateral cleft lip and palate.  When Jose was a baby his mother took him to […]
  • Haward
    When Haward was born and his mother saw that the child had a facial deformity, it saddened her greatly but knew she would still care for […]
  • Jorge
    Jorge is a 16 year old young man who has already received several surgeries to repair his cleft lip and palate.  Recovery from the second surgery, when […]
  • Joselyn
    Joselyn was born with a left cleft lip and palate.  She is a bright 13 year old girl who has been treated by the Multidisciplinary Cleft […]
  • Camila
    Camila was one of five surgeries done during a ConnectMed International trip to Hospital Infantil de las Californias in June 2014.  As part of a collaborative […]
  • Grace
    Meet Grace, a 6 year old girl from the village of Gusu in need of a cleft lip repair. On February 19th 2013, she became CMI’s […]
  • Lozi
    Lozi was a 15 month old toddler with cleft lip who was first seen during CMI’s visit to the African Bible College (ABC) Community Clinic in […]
  • Neneni
    Neneni, a 21-year old man with a severe disfigurement, doesn’t have any brothers or sisters, and both of his parents died when he was young. He […]
  • Luciana
    Luciana’s cleft lip and palate was discovered at 7 months in utero. Her OBGYN did not tell her what to expect, and the pediatrician who was […]
  • Heidy
    Heidy’s mom, Uvel, was shocked when she saw her daughter’s cleft lip after a C-section delivery.  Her OBGYN told her the condition was treatable, but failed […]
  • Sofia
    Sofia was born with a cleft lip and palate and lives with her grandmother in an indigenous village 3 hours ourside of Tuxtla.   Grandma too feels […]
  • Butterflies on the Bus
    On February 28th the ConnectMed International team led by Dr. Amanda Gosman, traveled the long distance to Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon) in South Vietnam.  […]