It's hard to describe the feeling of being a corporate partner of Smile Train. I am so happy to be donating a percentage of every sale back to their sustainable model of helping those with cleft lip. I don't touch on it too often, but dealing with a different appearance after my accident is still a mental struggle for me at times, but I am so fortunate just to be here to handle it! Here's a snippet of a video we shot during our meeting. I had tears in my eyes on the elevator down.
Smile Train is an international children’s charity that provides 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children in 85+ developing countries. Millions of children in developing countries with untreated clefts live in isolation, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing 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 to provide cleft care in their own communities.