Free Cleft Surgery for 400 Poor Children in Brazil

$12,329 $77,671
Raised Remaining
May 22, 2014

How a Smile Put Davi on a Team

After discovering their child had cleft, Davi’s parents thought he’d be alone his whole life.

On top of physical complications, Davi would face daily judgment and discrimination. Leaving little room to ever be himself.

But since neither parent could afford the procedure to repair their son’s smile, there didn’t seem to be anything they could do. Until Davi’s mother found Dr. Marcelo Vacari, who performed Davi’s surgery for free with Smile Train’s support.

And Davi quickly grew into a rambunctious little boy. Naturally curious, he pursues everything from drawing to Judo with a boundless energy that makes him irresistible to be around.

Today, Davi’s mom no longer worries about his ability to make friends. She’s too busy trying to get her little social butterfly to do his homework.



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Adina Wexelberg-Clouser

Donor Relations Associate
New York, NY United States

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