Success Story: Saline Atieno
One of Smile Train’s regional directors contacted Leon about support for Saline after meeting her on a recent trip. Saline’s parents heard of a Smile Train visit and went to the local hospital hospital hoping that the cost of Saline’s surgery would be covered. Unfortunately, her condition was too severe to be funded by any of the world known charities.
The Smile Rescue Fund for Kids sprung into action, working it out for Saline to come to New York and have her surgeries conducted by Dr. Alexander Degum, Chief of Plastic Surgery at Stony Brook Hospital on Long Island in New York. With his help, along with many generous volunteers and donors in the area, Saline had all the surgeries she needed and is back at home. She now attends boarding school, a result of another helpful donation, and is thriving there with her new smile.