'Mysuru Warriors' create awareness about cleft lip

Industrialist and co-owner of Mysuru Warriors cricket team of KPL Arjun Ranga said the team wants to create awareness on the condition and treatment of cleft lip and palate among children, besides donating funds for the purpose.

He said they want to encourage participation of both organisations and individuals from all walks of like for the cause. He was speaking after presenting a cheque for Rs 1 lakh to Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe, an NGO which offers comprehensive treatment to children with cleft lip and palate in Mysuru, in association with St Joseph’s Hospital, here on Tuesday.
He said for every four and six and the wickets, the team contributed Rs 400 to Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe and it came to around Rs 65,000 and Cycle Pure Agarbathies rounded it off to Rs 1 lakh and is donating the amount to help treat at least seven children with the problem.

“Last year, the performance of Mysuru Warriors was better, garnering Rs 85,000, which was also rounded off to Rs 1 lakh to be presented to Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe,” he said. Stating that the treatment for children with cleft lip and palate is free of cost at St Joseph’s Hospital in Bannimantap in the city as it is supported by Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe, Project Surgeon Dr Manu Prasad said the treatment can be initiated as early as the child is three months old. “The surgeries have to be conducted in seven to eight stages and would stretch up the time when the child is around 13 years of age. Besides the surgeries, children with the problem need speech therapy and also orthodontics,” he added. Regional Head of Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe Dushyanth was present.

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