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Too Ashamed For School

Ten-year-old Sulita desperately wanted to attend school, but was too ashamed of her appearance to leave her home. Learn what finally gave her the confidence to fulfill her dream. Read Transcript


Terry: 10-YEAR-OLD

SILITA HAS LIVED HER LIFE IN

THE SHADOW OF HER PARENTS'

HOME.

HER MOM SAYS HER DAUGHTER

FEELS TOO HUMILIATED TO GO

OUT IN PUBLIC OR ATTEND

SCHOOL.

I FEEL PITY ON HER.

SHE IS EMBARRASSED OF HER

CLEFT LIP.

Reporter: HERE ON THIS

REMOTE ISLAND, SILITA SPENDS

HER DAYS WAITING FOR HER

ONLY FRIEND TO COME HOME TO

PLAY.

I WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL

WITH

HER SOME DAY.

Terry: SILITA'S PARENTS

ARE POOR RICE FARMERS,

GROWING WHAT THEY CAN TO EAT

OR SELL.

PAYING FOR SURGERY TO REPAIR

SILITA'S LIP HAS NEVER BEEN

POSSIBLE.

ALL I WANT FOR MY

DAUGHTER IS TO RECEIVE HIGH

EDUCATION, IF SHE GETS HER

LIP FIXED.

Reporter FIXED.

Terry: ONE DAY THE

FAMILY LEARNED THAT CBN

WOULD PROVIDE FREE SURGERY

TO REPAIR THEIR DAUGHTER'S

LEFT LIP AND PALLET.

A SHORT TIME LATER WE

ARRANGED FOR AN OPERATION TO

CORRECT HER LIP.

I AM GOING TO SCHOOL THIS

YEAR.

I FEEL SO HAPPY THAT I

RECEIVED THE OPERATION.

I'M SO HAPPY FOR MY

DAUGHTER'S OPERATION.

BECAUSE OF YOU, I CAN SEE MY

DAUGHTER ATTEND SCHOOL.

Terry: WHILE WE WERE

THERE, SHE TOOK SILITA TO

RE-HE REGISTER HER FOR HER

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.

I AM SO GRATEFUL.

BECAUSE OF YOU, MY DAUGHTER

GETS HER HOPE BACK.

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU

TO CBN.

BECAUSE OF YOU, I DON'T HAVE

TO BE ASHAMED ANYMORE.

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