Phnom Penh, Cambodia — Chhengy Hor was born with a cleft lip and palate in April of 2011. She was lucky to be born into a loving family that was determined to take care of her no matter what. In a few months, Chhengy had her lip repaired at Smile Train partner hospital Monorom Clinic led by Dr. Nous Sarom. Our great partner team repaired her cleft palate when she was 10 months old. Her family has stayed in touch with Smile Train and her father Khykeng sent this note to the head of our programs in Cambodia:
Chhengy now is 19 months old, she has grown up healthy and strong. Now she is 11kg in weight.
She had her first plate surgery on February 17, 2012 in Phnom Penh. She
expect to go through the second palate surgery early next year. She eats well, she can eat porridge, rice, and more things like other kids. We still continue feed her formula milk with special nipples. Just early this month, she able to walk more confident with her walking. She learn to walk with support a few months ago. She has grown about 10 teeth.
I am pleased to share a photo of her. The photo was shot when she turn one year old.
Many thanks to you and Smile Train for support and thank you very much Dr. Sarom for your effort and care.
We are wishing you all the best.
Khykeng and family”
On behalf of Chhengy, our other patients, all of their families, and everyone here at Smile Train, thank you for helping us change the world, one smile at a time.