Finding His Own Confidence
“I’ve never found someone who hasn’t insulted me because of my lip” that was Shaikat’s response to our question about how many supportive friends he has.
After being born with cleft lip, teasing and beating have been incessant, he didn’t even want to go to school. His parents couldn’t bear to look at their child live like that.
Shaikat was enrolled at CureCleft of LMRF & today Ali Ahmed is overjoyed to see Shaikat living a full of life, able to do everything like other children can do, on healed, beautiful face. As he reflected on the years of waiting, he noted that “while we can’t know the exact purposes of Allah, there are certainly purposes in everything – even in waiting for healing. He is now eating well, can speak like other children”. Every once in a while, he gets up and goes to the mirror to look at his healed face. All the swelling cannot hide the joy we see in his eyes.