“Every time I am in a tap-tap going somewhere the folks look at me like I am not a normal person and this makes me feel very bad,” shares 20-year-old Kerson.
Kerson was born in Haiti with a cleft lip, and has never been to school. Kerson has never met his father, and his single mother cares for all six of her children. Most days he is left on his own, so Kerson does whatever odd jobs he can find, like scavenging for metal or building small stoves. The family cannot afford medical care for Kerson’s cleft lip.
For $960, we can fund cleft lip repair surgery for Kerson in collaboration with our partners at Project Medishare.
“I feel very excited for the surgery,” Kerson relates. “It is like a new page of my life is going to be open. I did not even think that a surgery to fix my lip was possible. I cannot wait for it!”