In my language, in Vietnamese, my name Thanh Ngan means "star." I was tarnished though, born into a family of three, with a cleft lip and a gaping hole in my palate...
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Operation Smile Vietnam volunteers repair childhood facial deformities while building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children and families.
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Approximately one in every 500 babies in Vietnam is born with a cleft lip and/or cleft palate.
In Vietnam, there are many needy children who never receive this life-changing surgery.
In as little as 45 minutes, and for approximately $250 USD, one cleft lip surgery can change a child’s life forever.
Follow our work during one of our recent medical mission in Hue: read the stories and view photos of the difference your support is making possible.
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