–Smile Rescue Fund for Kids is Sponsoring Another Child– Erick is a young boy who lives in The Republic of the Congo. He was attacked by a chimpanzee and though he miraculously survived, his face was left extremely disfigured. He lost both his upper and lower lips and has extensive scarring along the right side […]
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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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Smile Rescue Fund for Kids On The Move Message from Duncan: I am happy to inform you that I placed an order for seven plastic water tanks of 5000 litres each yesterday. They are to be delivered on 30th Dec,2013 because they only had three in stock. There is some little money left on this […]
So happy to report some major progress from the education committee seen across the world in Kenya. As you may remember the goal of the education committee is to assist with a program for the mentally and physically challenged students in their village schools. Making available materials for students to learn a trade, and also […]
I would have loved to see the sweet beginning of Saline’s much anticipated smile which also marks the end of the journey we have traveled for the last four years on a very rough and painful road,i have to leave since it is unavoidable . Out of nothing and without any ray of hope,we started […]
A reminder that our Farewell to Duncan gathering is tomorrow night October 25th at 7pm at the Setauket Library: http://www.emmaclark.org/ We will be bringing the three committees together to summarize the progress of each initiative (Water, lighting and Education). The goal is to solidify the three action plans and to discuss fund raising goals, opportunities and strategies. […]
There was a meeting of the electricity committee on 9/26/13. The goal is to purchase lighting for some of the children’s homes so that they can finish their schoolwork in the evening without using kerosene, which is both dangerous and expensive. The solar battery life is about five years. Several committee members had information about […]
The following was submitted by Jennifer Crean: We had discussions about how many families have some sort of rooftop rain collection apparatus currently and whether this brings the family sufficient water during their dry months. Duncan states that the main rainy season is between March and May, and that the secondary rainy season is between […]
How is Saline doing? This is a common question asked by many of us. Not just from a medical perspective, but psychologically as well. I asked Duncan to provide his observations. I’m happy to report the following: “It is a great delight that Saline’s confidence and self-esteem is already evident through her more smiles, more […]
Please save the date. This will be Duncan’s last time with us before returning home. Decisions need to be made, we need your input.
The water committee will meet tonight at 7pm at the Coolsmiles Orthodontic office Port Jefferson. 70 North Country Road Port Jefferson, NY 11777 Call my cell, for directions (631) 974-7511
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