Accoglienza e Sorrisi (Reception and Smiles)

This project submitted by Smile Train Italia Onlus and supported by the Foundation has allowed five children from very poor countries afflicted with serious facial deformities to be treated in Italy.

This humanitarian project covered the expenses of the stay and medical care in Italy and also enabled several doctors from the young patients’ countries to attend a training course in order to sustain the project in their homeland. All children were accompanied by one of their parents, who were accommodated for the length of the operation, approximately two weeks.

By means of this project children with a cleft lip and palate were able to smile, thus escaping the social exclusion to which they were doomed in their country due this condition.

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