At the screening site of Zunyi Mission 2017, there was a cheerful and energetic child, moving around like a little monkey. His name was called Li Jiangcheng (李江城). He was one and a half years old who suffered from cleft lip and palate. Little Jiangcheng was born in a rural family in Dejiang County, Guizhou Province (貴州省德江縣). His father told us that they discovered that their son was suffering from cleft lip and palate when little Jiangcheng’s mother was doing a prenatal visit during fifth month of pregnancy. Even with this knowledge, they insisted on giving this soon to be born lovely little baby life.
However, the trade-off was that they had to give up building their house to save money for the child to undergo the recovery surgery. To earn more money, this couple also decided to travel from the countryside to the city to work, leaving their child to his grand-parents to look after. In October 2016, knowing that there would be a medical mission held in Zunyi, Little Jiangcheng who was just 8 months old came with his parents to Zunyi Hospital. He was very fortunate and successful in receiving a free cleft lip surgery and he recovered in good condition.
In September 2017, they came again for Little Jiangcheng’s cleft palate. His parents hoped that little Jiangcheng could be the same as other normal children with the smile and confidence in his life after receiving a free cleft palate surgery provided by Beam International Foundation.
2016, Zunyi, Guizhou 貴州遵義
Li Jiangcheng 李江城