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A Healthy Smile is Just the Beginning®

Edwin, before his first surgery and in 2018

A team of volunteers for Global Smile Foundation traveled to Trujillo, Peru from May 24-June 2, 2019 to provide comprehensive cleft care. The team screened 240 patients to evaluate the individual needs of each one. In the week that followed the team provided 49 surgical procedures for 44 patients as well as 235 Speech Therapy sessions and more than 2,000 dental procedures.

Two volunteers traveled more than 48 hours from Australia to participate. Mikaela Bow and Kate Hanrahan said their Peruvian adventure was an emotional roller coaster where they shared tears and special moments with local families. Read about their experience in the Southern Highland News.

Read more about the trip on the Trujillo page.

This year marked the 12th trip to the area since the foundation began in 2008. The next trip to Trujillo will be in May 2020.