See sweet boys before and after cleft lip surgery

In its '#Operation45' campaign, Operation Smile South Africa (OSSA) has released its second documentary to mark ten years of operations in South Africa.

The documentary focuses on two young boys, Ofentse Sithole & Alexzander Coetzee, who were both born with cleft lip complications

Alexzander Coetzee

Ofentse Sithole

Cleft lip, often associated with cleft palate, is a common birth defect in South Africa. WebMD describes it as "a physical split or separation of the two sides of the upper lip and appears as a narrow opening or gap in the skin of the upper lip." 

Operation Smile has given many other free cleft lip surgeries in the past, but the video below features it's two most recent operations. 

Take a look at episode 1 of OSSA's second documentary to mark its tenth year of successful operations:

Video via Youtube

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