Perhaps you’ve heard of Operation Smile. It’s been around since 1982, providing countless free surgeries for very poor children from all over the world. Operation Smile believes that every child disfigured by cleft lip or cleft palate deserves the best surgical attention to prevent a life of needless suffering.
If you are moved by the work of Operation Smile you can appreciate the efforts of Dr. Avi Weisfogel, a New Jersey dentist who has established a campaign to fund the work of this praiseworthy organization on the charity website GofundMe.
“My medical background and training are the impetus for my getting involved with Operation Smile. The work they do in repairing facial deformities inspired me to set up this GofundMe campaign. No child should be prohibited from getting the best medical care because of economic circumstances. Providing additional funds for Operation Smile will let them continue their work without interruption.”
A graduate of New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Weisfogel has been providing cosmetic dentistry solutions and happy smiles to patients as a dentist in East Brunswick, NJ since 1996.
In addition to his cosmetic dentistry practice Dr. Fogel is also very involved with treating obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliances. Founder and chief executive officer of Dental Sleep Masters (DSM), he provides high level training and clinical support for those dentists who wish to assist patients who are suffering from sleep disorders.
With medical volunteers from around the world, Operation Smile reports that a child’s cleft lip or palate can be repaired for as little as $240 and in less than an hour.
Charitable giving to Operation Smile provides for more than exceptional surgical care. It also trains physicians and staff and the importation of necessary equipment.
And perhaps most importantly, parents and their children can come to know that the world can be a caring place, and that there is hope for families from all backgrounds the all over the globe.
The goal of Dr. Weisfogel’s GofundMe campaign is currently set at $2,000.
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