Omar had lived his young life in shame and rejection.
Called “rabbit” by the other children, 11-year-old Omar was sad and embarrassed about his cleft lip. All he wanted was to look like the other children.
He finally got his chance. His father, Mohamed, traveled with Omar for 6-hours by bus to Operation Smile’s medical mission site in the hope that Omar would be chosen for free surgery.
His cleft lip was repaired, and his dream of having a normal lip like other children has come true. He is a handsome young man and now has a future filled with possibilities.
Tags: Patient Stories, Morocco