Clone of Clone of Shib Sankar Sardar

Cleft Palate Patient
Although Sumeda struggles with talking, she does not let this stop her from saying everything on her mind. While most patients fear rejection because of how they look or speak, Sumeda, like the meaning of her name, “Rising Above,” is a girl seeking to rise beyond existing stereotypes and fears. Now ?fteen years old, Sumeda has had two years to recover from her last surgery. She is one of the many cleft palate patients still suffering from inner ear damage due to her cleft palate deformity. Additionally, she requires speech therapy, a tool that...

Clone of Shib Sankar Sardar

Cleft Palate Patient
Although Sumeda struggles with talking, she does not let this stop her from saying everything on her mind. While most patients fear rejection because of how they look or speak, Sumeda, like the meaning of her name, “Rising Above,” is a girl seeking to rise beyond existing stereotypes and fears. Now ?fteen years old, Sumeda has had two years to recover from her last surgery. She is one of the many cleft palate patients still suffering from inner ear damage due to her cleft palate deformity. Additionally, she requires speech therapy, a tool that...

Shib Sankar Sardar

Cleft Palate Patient
Although Sumeda struggles with talking, she does not let this stop her from saying everything on her mind. While most patients fear rejection because of how they look or speak, Sumeda, like the meaning of her name, “Rising Above,” is a girl seeking to rise beyond existing stereotypes and fears. Now ?fteen years old, Sumeda has had two years to recover from her last surgery. She is one of the many cleft palate patients still suffering from inner ear damage due to her cleft palate deformity. Additionally, she requires speech therapy, a tool that...