Category: AfS family

Remembering Dr. Wolf Losken
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Remembering Dr. Wolf Losken

We recently lost Dr. Wolf Losken, a dedicated Alliance for Smiles surgeon and educator. Wolf volunteered on many surgical missions, and was instrumental in training local surgeons at our Treatment Centers in Harbin, Jiujiang, and Wenzhou China. AfS co-founder Anita Stangl offers the following remembrance: Wolf was a fantastic human being, a brilliant surgeon, and...

The Unsung Hero’s Journey
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The Unsung Hero’s Journey

July holds a special meaning for the AfS community. For those who are not yet aware, July was National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month – an opportunity to focus a spotlight on the struggles and hardships that clefts can induce, as well as the people impacted by it. Our team likes to emphasize...

Smudge & The AfS Pet Project
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Smudge & The AfS Pet Project

One black and white cat’s persistence kicked off a chain of events that has brought a lot more smiles to the world, in more ways than one, with Alliance for Smiles. Smudge (so named because of a mark on his nose) is one of two cats who reside with Anita Stangl, Alliance for Smiles’ Co-Founder...

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