Shoon Lea Phyo Oo (1.7 years old) is one of the beneficiaries of the KT Care Cleft Lip and Palate Program. Her parents, from Maubin Township, Ayerwaddy Division, are seasonal workers who have very low monthly income.
Due to being born with a cleft lip, Shoon Lea Phyo Oo faced difficulties in her routine activities
such as eating, drinking, and speaking. Her mother, Ma Khin Hnin Oo, felt so sorry for her and worried that she could face losing confidence in being able to socialise within the community. Neighbours of the family told her mother, “The baby is unlucky and very ugly.”With support from the KT Care Cleft Lip and Palate Program, Shoon Lea Phyo Oo recently underwent a successful operation to correct her cleft lip at Shwe Baho Hospital in Yangon.
Following the surgery, her mother said, “Now, she gets eating, drinking and speaking very well. We are very happy about our daughter.” The situation of their daughter is completely different and more beautiful now. Moreover, her mother believes that Shoon Lea Phyo Oo will have a more confident future and will grow like the other children.
Shoon Lea Phyo Oo is one of the 10 patients who received life changing support from the KT Care Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Program in October-November 2016.