UPLIFT SUCCESS STORIES February 18, 2009
MORAWIE CONDES (pictured) is a handsome 19-year old who is taking college IT classes. In order to attend college he is currently living with a foster family. Morawie comes from a family of 11 children, ranging in age from 1-22. His surgery yesterday was to repair his palate and included a pharyngeal flap. This procedure is to help with speech. Our speech team (Linda Roller and Theresa Snelling) worked with him this morning and there was already a difference in his speech! He is very motivated and will start practicing speech strategies in two weeks. As his picture shows, it is just one day after surgery and he is feeling great! He is very excited about the results and hopes his future will include many girlfriends!
Contributed by Theresa Snelling, Debbie Denkler, Malia Larson and Elizabeth Robertson