Concerned parent with cleft-palate child - Stock image
12-17 Months, Baby, Child, Cleft Lip, Concepts
'Kigali, Rwanda - March 16, 2012: A concerned father holds his child while waiting for an Operation Smile team to assess the child's chances of surgery. Hundreds of children and adult born with cleft palates and cleft lips annually show up for the Operation Smile missions to Kigali, where these facial deformities are repaired free of charge, allowing those afflicted to lead normal, productive lives free of prejudice and ostracization. Notwithstanding extensive research, no real cause has been identified yet for the affliction.'