Sunyani, Ghana — Smile Train partner surgeon Dr Kofi Amponsah of Regional Hospital Sunyani sent us this touching account of one of his patients, two-year-old Kwame Antwi. Kwame’s life started on a sad note, but due to the care he received at Regional Hospial Sunyani, a Smile Train partner since 2008, he has a new life ahead. Our deepest thanks to Dr. Amponsah, his team, and our supporters for changing this little boy’s life forever.
This cleft child’s mother died while she was giving birth to him. What worsen[ed] his plight was [his] cleft lip so he was tagged as an outcast…without empathy from his grandmother this child would have been living without a smile on his face. But Thanks to Smile Train and Regional Hospital Sunyani, the cleft has been repaired and the child’s and grandmother’s faces are full of smile when they were discharged home on last Monday March, 18th 2013.
— Dr. Kofi Amponsah