I’ve mentioned a few times that I was born with a cleft lip and the struggle that it gave me through out child hood. While it’s actually a pretty common birth defect, I was lucky enough to be born in a place where it was pretty simply fixed. I’ve only had 3 surgeries in my lifetime which helped with eating, breathing through my nose, and cosmetic concerns. Relentless bullying can cause a child to not even want to attend school and therefore stunt their mental growth. Just from my experience in school being bullied for what my lip looked like after having the surgeries, I can’t imagine what a child must experience without any medical help.
T.E.S.S Unlimited is an organization that helps to provide free surgeries to those suffering from cleft lip, palate, and tumors, as well as providing an education center that teaches cooking, art, music, math, and English.
I’m passionate about this organization obviously because of my closeness to the subject and how a simple surgery can give a child an absolute new life. In this part of the world specifically, a lot of their community will turn away someone born with any birth defects really because of lack of knowledge that is it common.
The video above shows more about the organization and anything any of you can donate will greatly impact a child’s life. $1 or $1000 - whatever you can do!
I know we are all broke these days (myself included). I can barely pay my rent but you can donate $10 today instead of buying yourself Chipotle. :)