After reading an article about Smile Train in a Scholastic magazine at school, I decided that I wanted to know more about this international children’s charity. From that moment on, I could not get my mind off the fact that it only takes $250 to correct a cleft palate and change a child’s life. It was then that I decided to apply to be a student ambassador. Through the interview process I learned more about the amazing work that Smile Train does across the world and I knew that I was meant to be apart of this incredible organization.
Millions of children with clefts around the world live in isolation, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Smile Train’s sustainable model provides training, funding, and resources to empower local doctors in 85+ countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.
Thank you for supporting my fundraiser with Smile Train – together we can change the world one smile at a time!