Shivu was born in a remote village outside of Bangalore. His mother was so harassed by her husband and by the villagers because of his simple cleft lip, that she ended her life. Shivu's father remarried, and left him in the village to the care of his grandparents and aunt. This story is not uncommon in developing countries. The social stigma of a cleft lip and palate is unbearable in these communities. Shivu has a new life now, thanks to his lip repair. He is going to be an amazing young man!