James is an active four-year-old boy from the Philippines. He was born with a cleft lip and palate.
James does well in school, but his condition causes him social difficulty and shyness. His parents feel unable to help their son. When he was two years old, they brought him to a doctor, where they learned surgery would cost more than they could afford. They decided to delay James’s treatment.
Fortunately, on November 3, 2016, doctors at our medical partner, International Care Ministries, performed a cleft lip and palate repair surgery. This operation should help James focus on his studies and will improve his quality of life.
James’s father is a laborer and a driver, and his mother works as a house helper. They cannot afford to pay for this $1,246 treatment, and they need our help. Both parents hope their son will enjoy his childhood.
“In our current situation, it is so hard to save when you don’t have something to eat,” says James’s father. “That’s why we are so thankful that there were people who organized this camp to help my son and other children who had this condition. It was a blessing for us who are unfortunate…Thank you so much that you will give hope for my son.”