Today, we will focus on a touching story about a baby that visited us in Changzhi. The father was willing to share some background information about the family. The mother and father of the baby have been experiencing hardship due to the tough economic times. Further, they learned that their precious first daughter had a bilateral cleft lip. Fixing this would require a surgery that the family would not be able to afford...
We live in a very complicated world but what I can tell you is that from all of my experiences traveling the world and meeting people from many countries, many cultures, many religions and so on, the disputes and conflicts between governments and the powerful have little to do with the quality of the people they rule. I have so far met only amazing people here who are totally open, honest and sincere about assisting those in need, and China has a lot of those.
This is my first blog post on the AFS blog but I am not new to blogging . I am a first timer on AFS missons and I have never been to China. I have a lot of friends in Olean and around the country and in Sweden and Niger who have expressed interest in being informed of my experiences so I am hopeful of posting updates here regularly with photos
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Our First International Symposium in Shanghai was a huge success! Over 90 participants gathered from China, Bangladesh, and the USA to learn how Cleft Teams need to be developed to provide the best treatment possible. Read More
What makes AfS unique ... Establishing permanent treatment centers to treat the whole child. Our multi-pronged approach and long-range model distinguish us from other cleft organizations... Read More