Repair of cleft lip and rhinoplasty
This is a thank you letter from the mother of Dimitry (Male, 16, from Ukraine). Dimitry was born with a birth defect- cleft lip and palate. iMER medical team assessed the case and referred him to Plastic Surgery Department of Hadassah University Hospital for repair of the lip and nasal deformities.
Dimitri’s mother wrote:
“…I would like to share with you the story of goodness and charity. We had the honor to meet good people who extended a helping hand. In the year of 1991 I had my first child. He was born healthy but with a birth defect (congenital malformation – open upper lip and cleft palate) This might have accrued because of the Chernobyl disaster (we lived in this area). At the age of 18 month Dimitry had his first plastic surgery .Unfortunately the surgery was not successful. This small defect influenced his life, he become a very shy kid with no confidence and a joke to his friend. We hoped for a miracle, his father and I are teachers with no means to help him. A few years ago we were introduced to the Joint Organization and the “Hassed” organization which eventually helped us to come to Israel.
The Joint and “Hassed” organization with the kindness of the Harrison fund organized our visa, plane ticket and the medical treatment.
We want to extend our thanks and appreciation to the Harrison Funds, as well as the iMER team. iMER wrapped us with warm attention and support. They picked us up from the air-port upon our arrival, provided us with a translator and accompanied us through our stay at Hadassah university hospital.Specially thanks also to Dr. Alex Margulis – Department of Plastic Surgery, who operated on Dimitry and did amazing work. We would like to thank also Helen and Luba from the iMER company who made it all so comfortable to us.”