Heather Raises $900. To Help Saline

Who said that one person can’t make a difference?   Obviously, Heather never got the memo.  This remarkable 10 year old girl decided she was going to help raise money to help another young girl that was not as fortunate.  Heather sold tee shirts, and obtain donations from her church, friends, neighbors and anyone else willing to help.  She emailed me and announced her lofty goal of $500.  Well, this week she came into my office and presented me with a check for almost $900.00.  On behalf of Saline, a great big “thanks you”.  I am amazed, what do you think?

NYC Fundraiser Cleft Charity

Please join us on May 17th for our next Smile Resuce Fundraiser in NYC!

Drs. Melanie Baum and Isaac bar have a great evening planned- all for a great cause.

For details:

http://www.facebook.com/events/242972265799259/

News Update: Saline is Scheduled for her 1st Surgery

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 Surgery fellowship at the University of Cape Town (UCT), is employed by the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and practices Plastic Surgery in Nairobi. Ferdinand is a fellow of the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (EBOPRAS).  He is a member of the KNH multi-disciplinary microvascular team and is an Operation Smile volunteer surgeon as well as a Smile Train Partner.

The first surgery will focus on her cleft palate, lip and part of her nose.  This will make a big quality of life difference for Saline.  She will be able to eat without food coming out of her nose.  Her speech will improve and most of all, she will begin looking like other kids!

With your help we have raised enough for her first surgery, but we need more money for the next two.

Next fundraising event: Sunday December 11- NYC Bar 29 – Football Sunday

Click here for details on Facebook