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Viva Fifty Interviews Alison Healy
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Viva Fifty Interviews Alison Healy

Viva Fifty posted an interview with Alison Healy today and was asked questions about Alliance for Smiles and their mission to provide free cleft lip and palate surgeries all over the world. “All over the world children born with cleft lip and palate anomalies suffer physically and emotionally. They may become malnourished and are prone...

A New Smile AND A New Name – Sagaing, Myanmar
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A New Smile AND A New Name – Sagaing, Myanmar

Yesterday was the last cleft palate day, and today is the last cleft lip day for our team. This has been an amazing experience. The Burmese people are the nicest people you’ll ever meet. AfS does outstanding work, our team has become close friends, and seeing the impact on kids’ lives has been overwhelming at...

A Very Lucky Day for Ruan Si Yu – Chuzhou, China
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A Very Lucky Day for Ruan Si Yu – Chuzhou, China

Ruan Si Yu is an 11 year old girl, whose family learned of the Alliance for Smiles mission just in the last two days. They heard that there would be a second screening clinic today, Monday, March 25th, a week after the first screening clinic (at which potential patients are screened for general health and...

A New Smile for Phone Myat Zaw – Sagaing, Myanmar
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A New Smile for Phone Myat Zaw – Sagaing, Myanmar

Phone Myat Zaw, a seven month old boy, lives in Mandalay and traveled to Sagaing, Myanmar to be screened at the AfS Opening Clinic on Monday the 18th of March. During Opening Clinic, Dan, the record keeper, with the help of a translator, gathered and recorded personal and medical information from his parents. Shelly, the...

Team Day Off – Chuzhou, China
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Team Day Off – Chuzhou, China

It’s been 8 days since the team arrived in China. Today, the team had a day off to relax and do some sightseeing in Chuzhou. The Family Planning Association organized a trip for us to visit Mount Langya, a mountain located in the Anhui Province. Mount Langya is a nationalforest park and is one of...