Fund for Children With Cleft in Lebanon/MENA

by Global Smile Foundation
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Fund for Children With Cleft in Lebanon/MENA
Fund for Children With Cleft in Lebanon/MENA
Fund for Children With Cleft in Lebanon/MENA
Fund for Children With Cleft in Lebanon/MENA
Fund for Children With Cleft in Lebanon/MENA
Fund for Children With Cleft in Lebanon/MENA
Fund for Children With Cleft in Lebanon/MENA
Fund for Children With Cleft in Lebanon/MENA
Fund for Children With Cleft in Lebanon/MENA
Fund for Children With Cleft in Lebanon/MENA
Fund for Children With Cleft in Lebanon/MENA
Fund for Children With Cleft in Lebanon/MENA
Fund for Children With Cleft in Lebanon/MENA
Fund for Children With Cleft in Lebanon/MENA
Fund for Children With Cleft in Lebanon/MENA

Summary

This fund will provide comprehensive cleft care for underserved children with cleft lip/palate in MENA region during our November mission to Lebanon. More babies are born with cleft in this region than almost anywhere else in the world. All care is provided free of charge so that our patients can overcome the tremendous burden of living with untreated cleft, including social stigma, poor health, malnutrition, and poverty. Funds will help provide medicines, surgical care, and COVID-19 testing.

$30,000
total goal
$28,758
remaining
8
donors
0
monthly donors
7
months

Challenge

Access to specialized cleft care in the Levant region is limited and many families have no way of getting their children the help they need. Without treatment, children born with cleft must live with a physical disability and often experience difficulty feeding properly, suffer poor physical health, and are bullied in their communities. These consequences are devastating for families living at the lower end of the socioeconomic spectrum, including the millions of refugees in Lebanon.

Solution

This project will enable the GSF & GSF-MENA teams to provide free comprehensive cleft care to patients in November 2021, including surgical procedures for 30 patients & feeding assistance for parents of infants born with cleft. Our patients will receive the care they need to help them overcome the negative impacts of living with a physical disability and be able to grow and thrive. Their families will be able to integrate into communities, send their children to school, and find employment.

Long-Term Impact

Comprehensive cleft care transforms the lives children born with cleft and gives them a new chance at full, productive lives. Our patients are able to thrive, attend school, and integrate into their communities. Without the burden of caring for a child isolated at home, their families are better able to gain financial stability and social support. GSF will share patient stories and photos via GlobalGiving about the life-changing care that your generosity makes possible through this Fund.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Global Smile Foundation

Location: Norwood, MA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @globalsmile
Project Leader:
Lisa Crist
Norwood, MA United States
$1,242 raised of $30,000 goal
 
9 donations
$28,758 to go
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