I just got an email stating that we have raised enough money to fund Saline’s first of three major surgeries! She will be admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital on December 13th and her surgery is scheduled for December 16th. Here is a little info about her surgeon. Dr. Ferdinand Wanjala Nangole – Did his Plastic […]
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About Leon Klempner
In May 2011, Leon Klempner founded the Smile Rescue Fund for Kids, a charity that provides funding to children born with facial and craniofacial deformities so severe they cannot be helped by their families, governmental agencies or established charitable organizations.
After years of volunteering with the large international charities that provides cleft palate surgery to children in need, Leon recognized that during every mission, children with very severe cases were not receiving the help they needed, simply due to insufficient funding. It was more efficient to treat many children with milder cases than a very few who were severe. It was frustrating and sad for him, so he decided to take action.
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Technology can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Today was a busy day in our chartless, paperless all digital orthodontic office. Electronic check in, chairside charting and imaging, digital radiography all enhance our ability to serve our patients well. However, this afternoon our servers went down and our internet phones shut down. I […]
Under the guidance of Mrs. Robin Siegel, a dedicated group of 2nd and 3rd graders at Barton Elementary School got together after school to raise money to help Saline get her surgery. The children had the fantastic idea to sell bracelets throughout the school at $1 each. Engraved on each bracelet were the words “Kids […]
Long Island Orthodontist Launches Charity to Fund Surgeries for Children with Facial Deformities The Smile Rescue Fund for Kids Helps Children Too Severe for Treatment by Established Charitable Organizations Setauket, NY (May 25, 2011) – Long Island orthodontist Leon Klempner today announces the launch of The Smile Rescue Fund for Kids, an organization he founded […]
I’m happy to report that the Smile Rescue Fund for Kids is officially up and running. This is truly a collaborative effort and I’m so appreciative of the support. A special thank you Ana Sharpe for designing our logo, Mary Kay Miller for hosting the site, Amy Epstein for developing the website content, Melissa Studin […]
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