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Review for Free to Smile Foundation Inc, Columbus, OH, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I'm traveling with the Free to Smile team to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the fourth time in early 2020. I always wanted to go on a mission trip and was offered an administrative role on a trip to Ethiopia in 2015. The trip truly changed my life and continues to make an impact on my life. To witness a small group of doctors volunteer their time and pay their way for each trip to change the life of 30-40 children is humbling and admirable. As a parent myself, it's difficult to meet a mother or father that was left by their spouse because the child was born with a cleft lip. The gift of a cleft lip or palate repair is much more than just a cosmetic change; it changes the child and parent's life in many ways. God bless Free to Smile for the work they do every day.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Free to Smile Foundation Inc, Columbus, OH, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I learned of Free to Smile after I met the co-founders at our son's school. I will never forget how impressed I was to hear of their travels and works. Throughout the last five years, I've attended fundraisers and donated money to support their efforts. Last fall, I had the opportunity to travel to Ethiopia on a mission as the administrative role. It's difficult to find the words to explain how the trip changed my life. The group of people that run FTS and those that attend FTS trips are so selfless, compassionate, generous and loving. I realize there are much larger organizations that fund cleft lip and palette surgeries, but FTS is different. The volunteers pay their own way willingly and don't expect any financial support from the FTS fundraising. If you're looking to help children have a new life by correcting their cleft lip or palette, this is the organization to donate to. Every dollar you give truly changes a life.

Role:  Volunteer