Evelyn is from Ecuador and was born with a cleft lip and palate. Her parents learned about the cleft care services provided by Global Smile Foundation (GSF) from the local newspaper and brought their daughter to meet our team.
Evelyn underwent a cleft lip surgery that year, at the age of 3 months and returned for a cleft palate surgery the age of 18 months. Throughout her childhood, Evelyn received comprehensive sleft care including dental and orthodontic treatment, speech therapy, psychosocial support, and additional surgeries. Her cleft care team includes some of GSF’s founding volunteers.
As soon as she was old enough, she began to volunteer with Fundacion Global Smile-Ecuador. She also worked as a fashion model and recently graduated college with a degree in engineering.