Health
 Colombia
Project #12538

Giving Kids a Smile Like Yours In Colombia

by FISULAB - CENTRO DE REHABILITACION PARA NINOS CON LABIO Y PALADAR FISURADO
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Dental treatment is essential in the rehabilitation of newborn children with cleft lip and palate. A good smile is the best way of showing wellness and a healthy life. We work to give them a perfect oral health. Keeping all their teeth and gums healthy and free of decays is fundamental for all the upcoming orthopedic and orthodontic treatments. Starting at five, when they grow all of their teeth, we start a strong intervention with mouth and face appliances in order to help the correct development of the face that has been conditioned from all of the previous surgeries.

This preparation of the dental arches allows the placement of the alveolar bone grafts, this surgery is fundamental so the teeth can have the support that is needed and don't get lost.

Later on when the growth is completed, treatment is changed for corrective orthodontics which helps the unaligned teeth to get back in place and finish the whole treatment with a big and beautiful smile as a result.

In some cases this orthodontics lead to a last surgery in which we obtain a facial harmony and the occlusion they didn't  have before.

All of the above is the reason why kids at Fisulab get specialized Dental treatment since they grow their first teeth until they finish their development.

In Fisulab, we treat 150 children monthly in dentistry.

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Fisulab 2015 Annual Activities Report
Fisulab 2015 Annual Activities Report

Dear Donnors,

The healthy integration of the born Cleft Lip and Palate children to their social environment and family implies additional actions to the merely medical treatments that could be practiced to these patients.

The support to the family and the one that it in turn provides to his born child with this condition, usually is more outstanding for the final rehabilitation and the indispensable complement for the development of the medical treatment to be truly effective.

In FISULAB we give much importance to a series of activities (additional to the surgical treatment, dentistry, speech therapy or psychology) which pretend to favor the development of social and communication skills in different scenarios of community participation for the patients, including the participation of their families; vocal exercising workshops which reinforce main aspects in their language skills being able to be part of the institutional chorus that represents Fisulab in some events, among others. All of them contribute to the self-esteem and children´s security, also giving the family tools for acceptance and necessary support for a harmonious integration with the various spaces of social interaction: school, work and friends, among others.

Please find enclosed Fisulab´s  annual activities report for 2015.

Thanks again and hope to continue with your support.

Special children day celebration
Special children day celebration
Family support
Family support
Vocal workshop
Vocal workshop
Working with families
Working with families
Family integration
Family integration
Recreation activities
Recreation activities

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With the resources received through this Project at the very beginning, we had proposed to provide treatment to 16 children (5 in pre-school age, 8 in early-scholar age and 3 in pre-teen age).  It is very pleasurable to see that from the 16, 13 are still continuing their integral treatment; however, with the resources received through Global Giving during this reported period (July, August and September) integral treatment for only 2 of them could be covered for three more months.  To continue with the remaining 14 children we will need your generous support again.

During 2015, thanks to the support received from other Fisulab’s sponsors, we were able to provide treatment to 74 new patients (from new-born to adults), who added to actual patients total 531 patients treated during past year with a total of 3.541 dentistry, speech therapy, psychology, plastic surgery and otolaryngology consultations, mainly.  Additional to this, 150 surgeries were practiced to these patients, each of them responding to specific patient conditions (please see graphic enclosed below).

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Isabela Choir Rehearsal
Isabela Choir Rehearsal

With the donations received during April, May and June 2015 we continued to give attention to the chosen children for three more months.  Isabela overcame her dentist treatment, her teeth are now healthful and it has allowed her to be more adapted at her school and with her treatment in general.  She is attending Fisulab’s choir rehearsals and this has generated more self-confidence and enthusiasm.  She is now very content and her teacher at school comments that now she answers all by singing.

Juan Sebastian is already three-years old and has developed very good language.  He is very communicative and participates in all activities.

Laura on the contrary has had a very important retrogression.  She has lately become reticent and silent, additional to continue with her dentist treatment, she is hardly working in psychology to overcome the actual crisis.

Thank you for continuing your support to our children.

Isabela
Isabela
Juan Sebastian
Juan Sebastian
Laura
Laura
Fisulab Choir Rehearsal
Fisulab Choir Rehearsal

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Isabela
Isabela

Dear Donnor,

With the donnations received during January, February and March 2015, two children continued their treatment for three more months.  Isabela returned with many problems in her mouth.  She received important treatment to improve her poor oral health conditions.  She was very brave and allowed that all the required resins, exodontias and crowns were practiced. Now her smile looks very healthy and she is ready to start her orthodontic treatment.  Meanwhile she is enjoying her newborn brother.

Tatiana is actually 11 years old and she is receiving dental treatment with appliances which are preparing her for a new surgery in which a bone graft will be put in her gum, so that her teeth have a good support to avoid loosing them.  She is under difficult familiar situations and is requiring the support of your donnations so that she doesn´t abandon her treatment.

The other children:  Juan Sebastian, for being the youngest one, is in a stage in which he only requires support for his adequate development to be prepared to enter school in the same conditions other children do.  Laura, Juan David and Nicol are attending on timely basis to all their dentist, speech therapy and psychogy treatment sessions. Maria Angelica and Juan David, who live far from Bogota, are actually receiving virtual speech threrapy taking advantage of the technological resources nowadays.

Thanks for your donnations and we hope many others join this effort.

Tatiana
Tatiana
Sebastian I
Sebastian I
Sebastian II
Sebastian II
Laura
Laura
Juan David
Juan David

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FISULAB - CENTRO DE REHABILITACION PARA NINOS CON LABIO Y PALADAR FISURADO

Location: Bogota, D.C., Bogota - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​www.fisulab.org
Project Leader:
Pilar Echeverri
Bogota, Cundinamarca Colombia
$12,207 raised of $20,000 goal
 
188 donations
$7,793 to go
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