As a co-founder of this charity, I have a very personal attachment to Side by Side Smiles, and it is something that I hold close to my heart. When I was born, my family found out that I had a cleft lip. However, I'm lucky because I live in a place where fixing something like this is simple and relatively easy. I had 3 surgeries by the time I was 5 and I am able to continue on with life normally. Furthermore, I was left with absolutely nothing but a little scar as a reminder of my cleft lip story. I grew up with a completely normal childhood but unfortunately, many children are robbed of this opportunity. I hope you can find the kindness in your heart to help us raise money and awareness for our cause.
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Cleft is defined as split or separated but a few simple surgeries can help bring a child's smile back together. Side By Side Smiles is dedicated to helping fund families in need through Smile Train. All proceeds made from our charm bracelets go directly to Smile Train. For more information on how to buy a bracelet, you can contact us through the information provided on the contact page. As two young high school girls, we hope to motivate and inspire you to help us make a positive impact on the world. You can become a smile savior by buying a bracelet or donating directly to the organization.