Fares Speaks Up

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When Fares was born, Nadia found herself in a situation all too familiar to new parents of cleft-affected babies — consumed by confusion, anxiety, and uncertainty. She had never even heard of a cleft before. How would she care for her son?

 

Thankfully, she soon discovered Alexandria Pediatric Hospital, a Smile Train partner nearby. Their world-class team of cleft specialists told Nadia that they would always be there to support her son through every stage of what would be a long cleft care journey — and thanks to Smile Train’s generous donors around the world, every part of it would be completely free.

It was an enormous relief because, as Fares and his family would learn, treating a cleft is not easy.

Dr. Sally travaille avec Fares en orthophonie

Thankfully, she soon discovered Alexandria Pediatric Hospital, a Smile Train partner nearby. Their world-class team of cleft specialists told Nadia that they would always be there to support her son through every stage of what would be a long cleft care journey — and thanks to Smile Train’s generous donors around the world, every part of it would be completely free.

It was an enormous relief because, as Fares and his family would learn, treating a cleft is not easy.

Fares construit une tour de jouets

Now, Fares is a chatterbox. He starts conversations with everyone and never has to repeat himself. With each new surgery and speech session, Fares glows with confidence. He no longer fears being made fun of or misunderstood. “I became better because of Dr. Sally,” he said.

Now, he speaks his mind and lets his bright personality shine, knowing he has nothing to be ashamed of.

Fares sourit avec sa mère Nadia et le Dr. Sally


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