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On a Mission

Michelle Benedict | Tanzania, United Republic of

Children living in poverty around the world hide their faces, they have been ostracized their whole lives because they were born with physical deformities or disabilities. Many get excluded from or mocked mercilessly at school, some are abandoned and left homeless, some are further mutilated as punishment or due to cultural beliefs about their "curse". They have trouble eating, sleeping, breathing- basic human functions.

Rotaplast International is comprised of volunteer doctors, nurses, and other medical/non-medical staff committed to helping children and families worldwide by eliminating the burden of cleft lip and/or palate, burn scarring, and other deformities. This is their story...

Rotaplast International


Michelle Benedict

E-mail: ms.michelle.benedict@gmail.com

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