While a cleft lip or cleft palate is hardly a life-threatening thing in our world, it will totally ruin a child’s life in a developing nation. A relatively simple surgery is all that is needed. However, when you are desperately poor and have to worry about where your next meal is coming from, a child born with a deformity simply becomes a child with a deformity and if it isn’t life-threatening, an adult with a deformity.
Many children in Third World countries die with this deformity as they are unable to eat. Left unattended, they will become shunned by their society and never be able to lead a normal life.
Recently Orphan’s Promise brought little Tsanta from Madagascar to Johannesburg, South Africa, to repair his cleft lip and palate. The baby couldn’t be breastfed and had to be fed through a syringe. These deformities also lead to serious speech impediments and hearing problems.
Watching The 700 Club one day, Angela (Tsanta’s mom) found out that CBN’s Orphan’s Promise could help, and through God’s provision, Tsanta and Angela came to Johannesburg, where repair to Tsanta’s lip and palate took place in two separate surgical procedures.
Today, Tsanta is a happy, normal child who is able to eat normally and will now be able to enjoy life. The parents of this only child are thrilled!
Without the help of our Orphan’s Promise family, Tsanta would not have had this life changing opportunity. Thank you OP Family!