How important is a smile?
Every year more than 170,000 children are born with cleft lip or palate. Being born with a cleft lip or palate doesn’t just affect a smile, but more importantly there can be difficulty eating, breathing and speaking, and in many countries this can also bring shame.
Cleft repair surgery is simple.
It can take less than 45 minutes and cost less than $250, but many families can’t afford it. Smile Train has repaired one million clefts to date with the help of your support and the support of donors around the world. That’s about 340 surgeries a day and 127,000 every year! That isn’t the only amazing accomplishment: Smile Train’s sustainable model provides training and funding to empower local doctors in 85+ developing countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery in their communities. By training doctors in local communities, those doctors then able to go on to train other doctors creating a long-term, sustainable system in repairing clefts in their communities.
The Power Of A Smile campaign is here to show you how a smile changes a child’s life. Watch below.
So how can you help? Join us and change the world with the power of a smile. Find out more information about all of the ways you can help at SmileTrain.org. Below are a few ways you can join us!
- Tell the world that you support Smile Train. Simply share this post or tweet: “I support @SmileTrain providing #FreeCleftSurgery and new lives to children in need www.smiletrain.org”
- Start a Smile Train fundraiser at your school!
- Volunteer your time.
- Send a get well message to a child after surgery and show you care.
- Become a partner hospital.
- Turn miles into smiles, join Smile Train’s athletic and endurance fundraisers.
Smile Train has a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. Smile Train’s model provides training and funding to empower local doctors in developing countries provide 100%- free cleft repair surgery in their communities. Join us and change the world with the power of a smile.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Smile Train. The opinions and text are all mine.