This is Sara’s story. Mending Kids first met Sara at 7 years old. Her speech was thick and sometimes hard to understand due to her large tongue and lip. As she grew, her appearance took on more significance. She grew nervous when meeting new people and was uncomfortable when answering their questions, especially when their eyes tended to focus on her mouth, chin, and scars.
Over the last 8 years Sara has undergone 12 surgeries under Mending Kids Individual Surgical Care Program. See her before and after photos above.
With your support, we can continue to offer children like Sara these life-changing surgeries to better their self esteem and physical appearance. Won’t you consider making a contribution on this #GivingTuesday so that Mending Kids can pursue our mission to provide free, critical surgeries on behalf of those children who need it most.