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Story written by Kristopher Hall
A father looks at his daughter and sees the most beautiful girl in the world, and there is nothing that could make her ugly in his eyes. He looks at her smile and sees a future of happiness and hope and fulfillment and would do anything to make sure it comes true. It is difficult for him to imagine that anyone could look at her and not see exactly the same thing, but little Jidapa’s father knows that many will only see her cleft lip. He and his young wife are both attractive, and their neighbor was quick to point out that their daughter was not a match. It was so painful for him to realize that this is how his daughter might have to spend her life. Now that Jidapa has received her surgery, her father knows that no one will ever again be blinded to her true beauty inside by a blemish on the outside, and the family is hopeful that she will be able to achieve all the happiness that she deserves.