Story of Amir
Amir is a sweet 13-year-old who is in seventh grade. He studies hard and smiles all the time. He joined Anjomaneh Yaran Danesh (KCIS sister organization in Iran) three years ago.
When we first met him, his buck teeth got our attention. It was not just about his appearance he actually had problems eating. He was not able to chew his food properly and this had led to obesity and other health issues.
His family couldn’t afford to fix his teeth. Amir was very depressed because of his deformed jaw and buck teeth. Other kids at school called him a “donkey” and bullied him.
Anjomaneh Yaran Danesh talked to an orthodontist and soon after Amir was sent to the doctor for treatment. Amir now smiles broadly, can chew his food thoroughly and no longer is being ridiculed and bullied at school. As a result, he is able to better focus on his education and making good grades.