In August, KT Care Foundation successfully offered surgeries to 18 cleft lip and palate patients from Ayeyarwaddy Region, Kayar State, Mandalay Region, Naypyitaw, Thahton, Pegu, Mawlamyine, Magway Townships. The patients are from the families of low socio-economic status across various regions of the country comprising 11 kids and 7 adults. Mya Hnin Hmwe from Danuphyu Township is 27 years old and suffering from cleft lip/palate and her family earns income as seasonal workers. As a consequence of the cleft lip and palate, she has difficulties in many ways while eating and speaking; including spitting out of food from her mouth and unclear verbal communication.
The patient’s father, U Than Hmwe, said “We didn’t dare to think about this treatment. KT Care Foundation gives us that chance. I feel pleased as punch about it.’’
Ma Mya Hnin Mhwe said ‘I feel shame about it. But I can’t afford treatment. Now I’m very glad. After my treatment, I’ll return to my home and make a career with sewing. Sewing is my hobby and though I’m not expert in it I’ll try that happily for my future.
The patient’s facial features improved after the surgery by a talented team of medical surgeons and now her post-operative conviction is stable. In the future, she can live her life with full of confidence and improved abilities which will provide more opportunities and motivation for her livelihood and enable her to contribute to her family as well.
In August, KT Care Foundation in partnership with New Look-New Life Organization accomplished 18 successful operations of cleft lip and palate like Ma Mya Hnin Hmwe’s.