Hello! My name is Isha Akbar, and I am a first year Medical Science student at Western University. This is my first year at Operation Smile, and my main reason for joining was to be able to give hope to people who may be less fortunate than us. Cleft palate is a condition that can be fatal for a baby as they usually have problems with feeding, speaking and dental complications. Around 2000 babies are born with cleft palate, while 4000 babies are born with cleft lip. I wish to reach my fundraising goal of $240, which is enough money to fund one surgery. This is a lifesaving surgery for these children and this generosity will never be forgotten by them, so please help me make this dream come true!