Help can come in many different ways. In April 2016 my dear friend and former colleague at Deutsche Bank, Andrea Kahland, came with my god-daughter Hannah (7) and brother Finn (5) to volunteer for Rucksack Coach. They met our cleftfriends in the Philippines and shared tears and joy with us. She wrote about her experience: Travel report from Andrea Kahland
We were so hopeful that three patients will be admitted today. It looked good..but it all went different. It was a tough day for all of us. At least we’re all together to keep our faith. If you wish to donate, please do so here: You Can Help!
April 2016: Three cleft kids and their families awaiting their cleft palate operation through NCFPI. How do they live? How do they feel, the night before hospital? The quality of the video might be poor, but the message is rich. If you wish to help, you can donate here: You can help!
Our cleft journey started December 2015. In May 2015 we had 10 cleft patients operated through NCFPI in Manila. In April 2016, we’re back in Manila with 3 of our cleft patients, their parents and siblings. In total 9 cleft friends. Complete cleft treatment means so much more then only cut and stich. There’re so many challenges to overcome. Please meet our cleft families: If you wish to support, please donate here: You can help!
Charly is so much more then a little boy with a cleft lip and palate from the Philippines. He is a fighter, a survivor, an inspiration, my daughters dear friend in the Philippines. When I think of Charly and his mum, I feel this incredible love and I know we have to go on.
The last day of July 2014, was the day we left our home, we sold everything and gave most of it to charity. We couchsurfed in Germany, we walked on the Camino de Santiago in Spain, we helped 10 kids in the Philippines to receive cleft operation, we attended a special training in Thailand, stayed 5 month at a Children’s Home in Thailand and had 50 kids participating with us on the worldwide Dance for Kindness