We interrupt our regularly scheduled DIY projects today so that I can help spread the word about Smile Train, an international charity that focuses on one thing, and one thing only-repairing cleft lips and palates.
All over the world children are born with clefts that can affect their eating, drinking, and speech not to mention the stigma and shame in many countries. Imagine a child who simply can’t smile-it breaks my heart. In order to educate people about the need for cleft repair Smile Train has launched a new campaign called the “Power of a Smile.”
Think of the power a simple smile can have-to brighten someone’s day, to build confidence, and take away shame. You can read stories of real people Smile Train has helped here.
Smile Train has repaired over one million clefts in the last 15 years but there are still millions more in need. A cleft repair surgery can take as little as 45 minutes and cost as little as $250. With a network of over 2100 surgeons and work in over 85 countries Smile Train doesn’t just repair clefts, they train local doctors so that they can continue repairs in their communities. It’s really such a great cause!
You can help support this awesome charity in so many different ways-donating money, exchanging your talents for donations, even shopping through Amazon and eBay! Just hop over to the Smile Train website to get inspired and help their mission!
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.