From Patient to Caregiver: Angieleca Hayahay’s Story

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Angieleca was refused a job at a call center because of that company’s strict anti-cleft hiring policy.

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But Angieleca persevered and became a nurse in 2009, working with Philippine Band of Mercy, the very same people who, with the help of Smile Train, repaired her cleft and inspired her to become a nurse.

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Angieleca has become a highly sought nurse who uses her own experiences to comfort cleft patients and their families.

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