Six-year-old Rosa in Peru didn’t want to go to school because she was badly bullied by other students. She was born with a bilateral cleft lip and other kids teased her because of her appearance.
She had received surgery elsewhere to repair it, but the outcome of the surgery was not good and left her lip looking puffy and abnormal. The situation was very difficult for her and for her parents, who could only watch as their little girl internalized the negative things other children said about her and refused to go to class.
But then they found Dr. Percy Rossell Perry, our Surgical Outreach Program director in Lima. He and his team performed surgery to correct her condition with beautiful results. Now apart from a couple of faint scars, her lip looks like any other little girl’s.
Dr. Rossell Perry says now she is attending her classes every day, making her parents very happy. They expressed how deeply thankful they are for this wonderful opportunity to have Rosa's life changed forever, and we at ReSurge are grateful to Smile Train for their support which made it possible.