WHAT IS A CLEFT LIP/PALATE?
Every three minutes, somewhere around the world, a child is born with a cleft lip or palate. While neither of these conditions are life threatening, both can cause speech impairments, breathing problems, trouble with teeth, and difficulty eating. These are detrimental to a child’s development as well as his or her later life. Although cleft lips and palates can have a major impact on the quality of a child’s life if untreated, a few simple surgeries in a child’s early years can change his or her life.
Over the years, surgeries have advanced and become relatively uncomplicated. However, in many developing countries, families do not have the access to the proper care, resources, or doctors. Without treatment, children can suffer their entire lives and may never be able to support or take care of themselves. In extreme cases, some children are unable to even survive. By buying a bracelet or donating money, you are helping guarantee a better future for a child in need. Join us in our mission, and become a smile savior!
WHAT IS SMILE TRAIN?