Zahraa is the youngest of five children. When she was born with a cleft lip and palate, both of her parents were shocked because they had never seen anyone with cleft before. They had little information about cleft until a family friend told them about Global Smile Foundation (GSF).
In November 2018, Zahraa’s parents brought her to meet the GSF volunteer team in Beirut and she was able to undergo surgery to repair her cleft lip.
Zahraa’s father commented, “From that moment on, we were really relieved.” He also told GSF volunteers how happy he is that everyone on the team treated his family with such friendliness and warmth.