Sponsor a Child
Providing a Continuum of Care
Contrary to popular belief, children who are born with cleft lip and/or palate may need multiple surgeries and services in their adolescence depending on the severity of their cleft. Although the first surgery on the lip is the most visibly transformational, a continuum of care is necessary to keep children healthy as they grow. Early surgeries focus on mitigating or eliminating the associated fundamental eating, hearing, breathing, and speech problems. Into adulthood, children born with cleft lip and palate may need further dental care, palate revisions, jaw surgery, rhinoplasty’s, or other secondary operations.
How You Can Help Internationally
Provides a life-changing surgery & care for 4 children
Provides a life-changing surgery & care for 2 children
Provides a life-changing surgery and care for one child
How You Can Help Locally
Your donation will ensure that 4 children born with cleft lip/palate have access to social & emotional programming and special needs assistance.
Your donation will ensure that 2 children born with cleft lip/palate have access to social & emotional programming and special needs assistance.
Your donation will provide 5 babies with a Cleft Care package including an Austin Smiles welcome packet, specialty Dr. Brown’s bottles, a onesie, diapers and a Cuddles for Cleft teddy bear.
About Cleft Lip and Palate
Learn more about the needs of children born with this condition
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