My Taiwan Trip

My Taiwan Trip

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Hi. I'm Cherry Mariano, 22 years old, and [I'm] one of the thousands of patients out there that was fortunate enough to be a recipient of Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation Philippines. It greatly helped me in my operation [for] cleft lip and palate. I'm one of those who suffered relentless bullying because of this condition, but who at the same time, remained firm in continuing through despite this. (more…)
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My Cleft Journey: “GROW THROUGH WHAT YOU GO THROUGH”

My Cleft Journey: “GROW THROUGH WHAT YOU GO THROUGH”

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This cleft journey has been complicated. It’s been challenging and uncomfortable, physically and emotionally. However, it’s also been truly amazing. I have learned to appreciate my strength and celebrate my bravery. I’ve used what was once painful and worked to turn it into something lovely. But the best and most beautiful part of this journey has been the people. I’m Katrina A. Pilla, 20 years old. I was born with complete left cleft lip and palate. (more…)
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RUN, ROJAN, RUN!

RUN, ROJAN, RUN!

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The shy son of a poor fisherman in Camarines Norte, Rojan J. Pajarin travelled to Manila and finished his College Degree, but despite that companies rejected him due to his physical appearance and speech. (more…)
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