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They Wouldn’t Let Her See Her Baby

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They Wouldn’t Let Her See Her Baby

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After 12 hours of labor, the new mom was anxious to see her baby. But her husband insisted she wait. Their child was born with a cleft lip, and he didn’t want to upset his wife. The poor couple desperately tried t...

Surgery Now—or Death

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Surgery Now—or Death

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Something was terribly wrong with Mrs. Zhang’s baby daughter, YiXin. The tiny, frail child struggled for breath. She couldn’t eat. She was always crying. Doctors diagnosed a blockage in her pulmonary arteries, and...

His Mother Hid His Face

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His Mother Hid His Face

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Xun Ji’s life was miserable. His mother hid his face with an umbrella, rain or shine. People called him names, and he was constantly sick because of his cleft lip and palate. His sister feared for his life. Could ...

A Life You’ve Saved

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A Life You’ve Saved

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Doctors didn’t think Feodora would live long with her liver growing outside the abdominal wall. Yet at age four, she talked about the “ball” in her tummy. Still, she needed surgery for a normal life, but her paren...

No Surgery and No Hope

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No Surgery and No Hope

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Mr. Li calculated it would take 18 years to save enough for surgery to repair his precious daughter’s cleft lip and palate. But that would be too late because she couldn’t eat properly and could only breathe throu...

Going Blind—But He Didn’t Have To Be …

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Going Blind—But He Didn’t Have To Be …

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Basava’s parents were shocked when he started school. Doctors found cataracts in both eyes. Basava was losing his sight, but corrective surgery was too costly for this desperately poor family. Then, CBN partners s...

Teen Viciously Mocked for Eye Disease

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Teen Viciously Mocked for Eye Disease

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Gladys developed a debilitating eye condition in her teens causing her eyelids to droop and block her vision. Then came the mocking and belittling remarks from others. The miserable teen took a six-hour bus trip t...

They called him “Monkey Face”

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They called him “Monkey Face”

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Chinna endured the shame of cleft lip since birth. At age 7, his parents left him in the care of his grandparents. Now he’s 12 and asking, “What sin did I commit to deserve this?” Thanks to CBN partners, there’s n...

If Only He Could Swallow Food

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If Only He Could Swallow Food

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Juan’s cleft lip made it practically impossible to swallow food. Consequently, his weight dropped by nearly half. His mom Violeta, struggling to raise Juan and two other children, asked God to send people who coul...

100 Days to Live

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100 Days to Live

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When Jin Zile was born, his parents were elated to have a son. But their joy turned to fear when the doctor said the baby had only 100 days to live without heart surgery. Watch what happened when CBN partners reac...

Paralysis and Death Ahead!

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Paralysis and Death Ahead!

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DongXu wished he could trade his wheelchair for a bicycle and race through town. But it was the impossible dream of a boy who couldn’t walk or hold his head up without a brace. Doctors said he would become paralyz...

$1 a Day Won’t Buy Surgery

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$1 a Day Won’t Buy Surgery

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Little Paska was born with cleft lip and palate. Her mom blamed herself for her child’s deformity, but she and her husband together earn only $1 a day and had no hope for surgery. Would Paska have to live all of h...

Selling Potatoes Was Killing Her

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Selling Potatoes Was Killing Her

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For years Grandma Su climbed a steep hill to sell potatoes at a tourist attraction in China. Now she was raising her orphaned granddaughter. On a good day she made $4, and didn’t think she could last much longer. ...

Dancing In The Silence

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Dancing In The Silence

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Yatong loves to dance, but in her deafness, she could only imagine the music. Her hardworking parents worked multiple jobs to buy a cochlear implant to improve her hearing. But Yatong still needed speech training ...

He Caught Malaria On a Soccer Field

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He Caught Malaria On a Soccer Field

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Elijah’s favorite soccer field became a dumping ground for community garbage, and malaria came with the territory. He survived with the aid of friends like you, but something still needed to be done to make this t...

The Accident Could Cost His Sight

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The Accident Could Cost His Sight

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Omkar was playing with friends when one of them accidentally hit him in the eye. After several medical treatments, there was no improvement. A cataract developed that threatened Omkar’s vision. How could his paren...

Too Young for a Failing Heart

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Too Young for a Failing Heart

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Hao Xuan should be running and playing like a normal boy, but his heart condition caused him to have seizures night and day, and faint often. His mother couldn’t afford lifesaving surgery. By age 7, he was so weak...

Who Will Save His Daughter’s Life?

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Who Will Save His Daughter’s Life?

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Mr. Li never expected to be a single dad, but after his wife died of heart complications, he was left to raise his daughter LiHou alone. Like her mother, she had a life-threatening heart defect. Her father worked ...

They Called Her “Ugly Monster”

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They Called Her “Ugly Monster”

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To her neighbors and classmates, her cleft lip was an ugly curse. Even her mother abandoned her. They called her horrible names and caused such misery that she tried to take poison. What she needed was a new life.

Hot Kettle. Small Child. TRAGEDY!

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Hot Kettle. Small Child. TRAGEDY!

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Katya heard a metallic crash and screams of pain. Her 1-year-old suffered scalding water burns over 30 percent of her body. The doctor acted quickly to save the child, but Katya worried that she couldn’t afford th...

Her Eyes Saw Only Pain and Heartache

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Her Eyes Saw Only Pain and Heartache

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As little Janna grew, her eye muscles grew weaker. When she was 8, they were terribly crossed, causing her severe headaches—and the ridicule of her classmates. But her heartbroken parents couldn’t afford the corre...

She Could Die in a Heartbeat

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She Could Die in a Heartbeat

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XinRui was born with a hole in her heart. Her family is poor and unable to afford lifesaving surgery—all her family could do was pray. God brought the answer in a most unusual way!

First His Liver; Then His Legs

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First His Liver; Then His Legs

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Without liver surgery, Yi Ming wouldn't live to see his tenth birthday. To save his precious son’s life, his dad donated part of his own liver—and gave their entire life savings. Now, Yi Ming was in danger of losi...

“Let him die without food!”

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“Let him die without food!”

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Nan was horrified when her neighbors reacted so coldly to her son Kosal’s cleft lip. Could he be cured? These poor farmers had no money for surgery. More bad news: Little Kosal had a hole in his heart that must be...

She Was a Baby With No Future

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She Was a Baby With No Future

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She didn’t have much of a future. Baby Marjorie would grow up weak and malnourished because her cleft lip prevented her from eating properly. Her parents could not pay for surgery. Discover how a miraculous transf...

“Who will save my brother?”

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“Who will save my brother?”

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She could hardly wait for her little brother’s birth. But her heart broke when she saw that Sunsong had a cleft lip and palate. The poor baby suffered from thirst and malnutrition. All seemed lost, until something...

So Little, So Lonely, So Far From Home

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So Little, So Lonely, So Far From Home

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Noradin’s family fled Syria’s civil war to a refugee camp in Lebanon. But because of a deformity of his tongue, Noradin had difficulty speaking. Life was miserable and hopeless. Will the Syrian refugees remain for...

Disabled Family Kicked and Pushed Away

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Disabled Family Kicked and Pushed Away

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A spinal deformity left Mr. Wu a hunchback—and a social outcast. His son Chenting was born with a cleft lip and palate, and became an outcast too. Mr. Wu was determined to help his son. Follow this moving story of...

“Why Does She Look Like That?”

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“Why Does She Look Like That?”

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Monica’s cleft lip prompted comments and teasing from neighbors and other children in India. She was only 3 years old, and it broke her parents’ hearts to see her try to eat or drink. Would anyone help little Moni...

Dying Seemed Like the Best Option

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Dying Seemed Like the Best Option

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As her brother was dying of cancer Lin vowed to take care of his wife and son, Wei. When Wei suffered a crippling motorcycle accident, he asked to die rather than lose his leg. Witness Wei’s dramatic outcome—made ...

“Aren’t You Sorry He Was Born?”

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“Aren’t You Sorry He Was Born?”

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For years they wanted a baby, and when little Dias was born they rejoiced—but not for long. No one in their Indonesian village had seen a cleft lip before. Dias’ parents couldn’t possibly afford the surgery that h...

A Very Sick Little Boy With a Giant Dream

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A Very Sick Little Boy With a Giant Dream

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At an early age Quan Shou lost both parents to health complications. So he decided to honor them by helping the sick. The boy’s plans were shattered when a heart defect threatened his life. Would he be able to kee...

A Baby’s Deformity Becomes and Opportunity for a Blessing

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A Baby’s Deformity Becomes and Opportunity for a Blessing

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In some cultures, having a baby born with a cleft lip is seen as a punishment for the parents. That was the case for Ntando in South Africa until a CBN sponsored surgery changed lives.

A Baby’s Deformity Becomes and Opportunity for a Blessing

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A Baby’s Deformity Becomes and Opportunity for a Blessing

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In some cultures, having a baby born with a cleft lip is seen as a punishment for the parents. That was the case for Ntando in South Africa until a CBN sponsored surgery changed lives.

Neighbors Mock Child’s Cleft Lip

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Neighbors Mock Child’s Cleft Lip

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Mrs. Zhou already had three children she dearly loved, but there was something extra special about Yi Gao. Sadly, the child’s cleft lip was weakening him, and he desperately needed surgery. Who could this poor fam...

Parents and Child in Agony

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Parents and Child in Agony

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Each time they looked at little Sai Teja, his parents grew more despondent. His cleft lip and palate prevented him from taking nourishment, and he was not gaining weight. His father was a day laborer in India. How...

Parents and Child in Agony

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Parents and Child in Agony

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Each time they looked at little Sai Teja, his parents grew more despondent. His cleft lip and palate prevented him from taking nourishment, and he was not gaining weight. His father was a day laborer in India. How...

Too Sick for Many Friends

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Too Sick for Many Friends

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Afflicted with a life-threatening heart defect, Wanlin had only two friends—her devoted brother and her pet kitten. Her mother worked extra hard to save up for surgery to save her life, but Wang Lin was getting wo...

Too Sick for Many Friends

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Too Sick for Many Friends

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Afflicted with a life-threatening heart defect, Wanlin had only two friends—her devoted brother and her pet kitten. Her mother worked extra hard to save up for surgery to save her life, but Wang Lin was getting wo...

Mother sacrifices to save dying son

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Mother sacrifices to save dying son

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Mr. and Mrs. Dui had a son whose heart defect was certain to take his life. Only expensive surgery could save him, so his mom skipped meals and dad doubled his workload. When an earthquake took everything, all hop...

Mother sacrifices to save dying son

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Mother sacrifices to save dying son

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Mr. and Mrs. Dui had a son whose heart defect was certain to take his life. Only expensive surgery could save him, so his mom skipped meals and dad doubled his workload. When an earthquake took everything, all hop...

An 11-Year-Old Boy Becomes Man of the House

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An 11-Year-Old Boy Becomes Man of the House

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In order to help his single mother deal with the demands of childcare, 11-year-old Brian quit school to help her. Operation Blessing was able to set the family up with a small business in order to help provide for...

An 11-Year-Old Boy Becomes Man of the House

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An 11-Year-Old Boy Becomes Man of the House

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In order to help his single mother deal with the demands of childcare, 11-year-old Brian quit school to help her. Operation Blessing was able to set the family up with a small business in order to help provide for...

Butch Guthrie, The Christmas Miracle

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Butch Guthrie, The Christmas Miracle

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67 year old dentist gets a cold that progresses into cardiac arrest and system failure. While in a coma, Butch prays and has a vision of a doctor. That doctor is the one who does the procedure to save Butch’s life.

Butch Guthrie, The Christmas Miracle

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Butch Guthrie, The Christmas Miracle

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67 year old dentist gets a cold that progresses into cardiac arrest and system failure. While in a coma, Butch prays and has a vision of a doctor. That doctor is the one who does the procedure to save Butch’s life.

Desperate Mother Turned Away From Fifteen Hospitals

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Desperate Mother Turned Away From Fifteen Hospitals

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After fifteen hospitals said they couldn’t help, a desperate mother from Honduras turns to CBN’s Operation Blessing for a cleft lip surgery to save her toddler.