I cannot say it enough of how much the constant advice, encouragement and support that I have received through this foundation. It is truly something that helps. When I can also help support other families a long the way, well, there's just nothing that can compare to being there for someone who just wants to know someone knows their journey. It is just amazing.
As a mother of three and my youngest born with a cleft palate and other conditions, I have found the Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation of Smiles a orgainzation that "real" people, a family cares so much for each person that wants some support. Just to know that there is always someone that can truly relate to things you feel or face on a daily basis. The emotional support is beyond amazing. I became involved with the Foundation a a while back and I am so thankful everyday to have such an amazing support system that truly cares about me, my well being as well as my family.
I am so glad to be able to serve on the Board of the great foundation. They have done so much for so many families.
As a grandmother raising a grandchild with a cleft lip and palate I can honestly say that this foundation is amazing! Parents to parents reaching out to offer support, encouragement and eduction. I enjoy meeting other parents but finding a cleft adult who can share their childhood experiences is invaluable. And meeting teenagers with clefts who are willing to speak honestly about their lives. We have the title of non-profit because all the money donated goes to support our families. But in my heart it is definitely not a non-profit because I am blessed everyday by the families I meet. Please consider donating to the foundation so we can continue to provide for our families through the programs we have available.