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Pu Shao Xuan
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Pu Shao Xuan

Right after his operation, 13-year-old Pu Shao Xuan could not stop looking at himself on a cellphone photo, and he was afraid to smile. But his eyes told the whole story. Alliance for Smiles has transformed the lives of over 6000 children all over the world. Please consider donating today at www.allianceforsmiles.org.

08/11/201708/11/2017
Our 6000th Surgery!
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Our 6000th Surgery!

Alliance for Smiles has transformed the lives of over 6000 children all over the world since 2005. This is the story of Kyu Win, the 12-year-old girl that received the 6000th successful surgery in Myeik, Myanmar in May 2017. Please consider donating today at www.allianceforsmiles.org. Every child deserves a smile!

08/10/201708/10/2017
Bernie Villar
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Bernie Villar

In Santiago City, Philippines, we go to know Bernie Villar, a 22-year-old farm worker who had suffered from a severe bi-lateral cleft lip for his entire life. Our dentist had to remove 16 of Bernie’s teeth before the surgeons could even begin to repair his lip. Following his surgery Bernie didn’t even recognize himself. The...

08/10/201708/10/2017
Ordinary Girl
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Ordinary Girl

The baby was thrown out with the garbage and ended up in the arms of a rubbish collector. The 50-year old woman cradled the 3-month old baby in her arms when she walked into the AfS clinic in Wenzhou China. She found the baby in a garbage can covered with blood – umbilical still attached....

08/10/201708/10/2017
The Elisha Family Story
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The Elisha Family Story

Malas Elisha and his family live in Tanzania. He came with two of his children on the first day of triage. The son he brought had a huge open palate and his 18-month old daughter had a bi-lateral cleft lip that needed repairing. Four out of his five children have clefts, as well as their...

08/09/201708/09/2017
Meem Akthar
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Meem Akthar

Meem Akthar is a beautiful 8 year old girl with a beaming smile. Meet was born with a cleft palate and tongue tie and was unable to speak. Her surgery was life-changing for her and her family. Alliance for Smiles has transformed the lives of over 6000 children all over the world. Please consider donating...

08/09/201708/09/2017
Amazing Transformations
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Amazing Transformations

Before and after life-changing surgeries to correct cleft lip and cleft palates of children all over the world. Alliance for Smiles has transformed the lives of over 6000 children. Please consider donating today at www.allianceforsmiles.org.

05/17/201708/10/2017
What causes a cleft?
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What causes a cleft?

Cleft lip and cleft palate deformities occur in children all over the world. There are many theories about the cause of clefts such as the lack of folic acid in the mother, genetic factors, or nutrition in the mother. However there is no know way to prevent the condition, so until there is a way...

01/10/201708/10/2017
San Ko Min
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San Ko Min

Meet San Ko Min, a 17 -year old from Myanmar. He had a bi-lateral cleft lip. An operation that took less than 2 hours was a lifetime of change for him. San is a farmer, which was all he could do with his deformity, and has been ridiculed all his life. Now his ambition is...

08/09/201609/09/2017
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