As 2019 comes to a close, we want to thank all of our volunteers, sponsors, and supporters for helping us change the lives of so many underserved patients born with clefts. In the past year alone, the following comprehensive cleft care services were made possible thanks to your support:
- Six missions to four countries
- Individual health screenings for more than 1,000 patients
- 358 surgical procedures
- 3,786 dental procedures
- 520 speech therapy procedures and sessions, including 144 feeding consultations
- 126 psychosocial consultations
We are proud of these numbers, but everyone involved with Global Smile Foundation (GSF) knows that the work of our volunteers cannot be measured by statistics alone. Every patient with a healthy new smile represents a life changed for the better, a family whose social and economic situation is improved, and an underserved community in a better position to thrive. Thank you for an incredible year!