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On the 24th of March 2022 Blissful Cleft Foundation gave this beautiful 2 year old boy his first surgery on his forever smile journey.

Dr Naido did Juander's soft palate repair at Mediclinic Midstream.

We would like to thank a few people who helped us to make this day a blissful one.

In no particular order:

Thank you to Dr Aysha Osman (anaesthetist) and Dr Maureen Grobbelaar van Eyk (from Caredental Studio) for assisting Dr Naidoo in theatre and to the amazing nursing team in theatre and in the Paediatric ward.

Thank you to @GROOTfm 90.5 for your contribution and for making this journey so special. GrootFM made the announcement of Juander's operation so special. To read more about the day of the announcement, see the photos and listen to the broadcast, please click here.

Thank you to Adrie Barkhuizen and Corni van der Merwe from Justflipit initiative for the donation from your fundraising project with the Rietfontein/Villiera and Waverley community.

Thank you Mediclinic Southern Africa for your outstanding service, care and support during Juander's operation and recovery.

We are SO grateful.

Here’s a few photos taken on this special day.

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