In Haiti, a young girl named Keleta Auguste was born with a facial deformity that robbed her of more than a beautiful smile and the ability to be accepted in society. Her cleft-lip and palate also prevented her from getting proper nutrition.
Keleta’s mother believed she would never have a good life with her deformity. But when a Life Enhancement Association for People (LEAP) volunteer — who once had the same facial deformity corrected by co-founder Dr. Craig Hobar — explained that her daughter could be helped, Keleta’s mother was given hope. Today, Keleta is well on her way to a happy childhood.
Dr. Hobar, a Dallas-based plastic surgeon who heads LEAP’s efforts, uses his skills to help individuals who don’t have access to reconstructive medical care. They group attends to children and adults in need of facial reconstruction, cleft-lip and palate correction and more.
LEAP works with a large group of doctors who have conducted medical missions throughout the world for the last 22 years. Vote now for LEAP — or any of the other worthy local nonprofits — in our CultureMap Charity Challenge.
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty supports the doctors, nurses, support staff and volunteers of LEAP who provide specialized medical care to those in need around the world.