On the 3rd of December, just a few weeks before Christmas, the Blissful Cleft Foundation and its team gave Damon a smile for Christmas.
Damon, 8 months old, received a soft palate, hard palate and lip repair surgery just in time for the perfect family Christmas photos.
At Mediclinic Midstream, Dr Sharan Naidoo managed to successfully complete the Bilateral Cleft lip and Palate surgery.
We were overjoyed to see a smile change and to be part of this journey with Damon and his family.
We would also like to thank a few people who helped us make this dream a reality.
In no particular order:
Thank you GROOTfm 90.5 for your contribution and helping us make the big announcement to the family (listen to the broadcast and see the photos here). Also for your and My SPAR additional gifts and spoiling all of us with a delicious breakfast at Stephnie's
Thank you Mediclinic Midstream for your outstanding service and care during Damon’s operation and recovery.
Thank you to Dr Lara Jones for giving your time and expertise to make sure Damon receives the best paediatric care.
Thank you to Dr Johannes Vlok and Dr Sabiha Shaboddin for assisting Dr Naidoo in theatre and to the amazing nursing team in theatre and in the Paediatric ward.
Our Audiovisual Media Partners New Machine Films, thank you for being there to capture a bit of what goes on behind the scenes on a day like this.
Thank you once again to Blommie for our beautiful branded shirts.
Thank you Danita for our beautiful theatre caps.
And then last but not least, thank you once again to each golf player and sponsor who joined in on our Golf Day, making this surgery possible.
Please browse through the album of this special day and post recovery photos and share in the joy of our Christmas Smile.