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Tag: Alliance for Smiles

ROAD TRIP FOR HOME VISIT – Aswan, Egypt
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ROAD TRIP FOR HOME VISIT – Aswan, Egypt

As you look west over the Nile River, there’s a strip of green south to north, as far as they can see, A few feet beyond that you see the light brown desert. Driving west across the Nile once you get to the desert, it goes on further than you want. We drive with a concentrated team:...

MAHMOUD YAKOUT: The Interpreter – Aswan, Egypt
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MAHMOUD YAKOUT: The Interpreter – Aswan, Egypt

I heard a bright voice emanating from the corner of the room and found that it was from Mahmoud Yakout. Mahmoud is a blind man whose lack of sight does not limit him in any way. Energy emanates from his every word; his enthusiasm for life is immediately apparent. Mahmoud is now 22 years old...

Meet with Abdullah & Jasmine – Aswan, Egypt
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Meet with Abdullah & Jasmine – Aswan, Egypt

31-year-old Abdullah had his first cleft operation at 2 years when his palate was repaired. And it wasn’t until he was 20 that he was able to have his lip repaired. Unable to afford any further treatment, Abdullah has now waited 10 years for what he hopes would be his final surgery by AfS. Abdullah...

Meet with Bhone Myat and his family – Day 9
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Meet with Bhone Myat and his family – Day 9

10/23/2019 Today our amazing team completed 8 surgeries. 3 lips, 4 palates and 1 lip+palate. Today we are featuring 3 year old Bhone Myat Zin. Bhone is also from Mandalay. Mandalay is the second-largest city in Myanmar, after Yangon. It’s located on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River, 716 km (445 mi) north of...

Thaw’s Story – Day 8
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Thaw’s Story – Day 8

10/22/2019 Today our amazing team completed 8 surgeries. 1 rhinoplasty, 6 palates, and 1 lip + palate. Today we are featuring 8-month-old Thaw Zin Tun. Thaw is from Mandalay. Mandalay is the second-largest city in Myanmar, after Yangon. It’s located on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River, 716 km (445 mi) north of Yangon....

Phu’s Story – Day 7
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Phu’s Story – Day 7

10/21/2019 Today our amazing team completed 8 surgeries. 3 lips, 4 palates, and 1 lip + palate. Today we are featuring 4-year-old Phu Thit Wai. Another walk-in success story. Phu is from Zalon, in the Pin Pone Township, Myanmar. Zalon is the central part of Myanmar. Phu Thit traveled with her grandmother Shwe Thet &...

Meet with Yati Hlun – Day 6
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Meet with Yati Hlun – Day 6

10/19/2019 Today our amazing team completed 9 surgeries. 7 lips, and 2 additional oral procedures. Today we are featuring 5-month-old Yati Hlun Htun. A walk-in success story. Yati Hlun is from Pyar Pone, Sanchaung Township, Myanmar. Pyar Pone is in the north-central part of Yangon. Yati Hlun traveled with her mother Saung Yadi via car...

Khay Hlynn’s Story – Day 5
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Khay Hlynn’s Story – Day 5

10/18/2019 Today we are featuring 4 year old Khay Hlynn Sai from Nalong Village, Thiabaw, Myanmar. Nalong Village is on the northwestern boarder of Myanmar and China. Khay Hlynn traveled over 20 hours via bus with his mother Lait Sai. When asked about her travels to Yangon and Victoria Hospital she said it was very...

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