Smile Train provides free cleft surgery to hundreds of thousands of poor children in developing countries.
US (PRWEB) August 24, 2012
Mitch Vazquez has now offered his support to the cause of medical care in underdeveloped countries started by the Smile Train Foundation. He realizes the difficulties of those children who are born with a cleft and are not allowed to attend school or hold a job.
Smile Train provides free cleft surgery to hundreds of thousands of poor children in developing countries. With over 2300 partner surgeons Smile Train Foundations has helped children from around 87 countries. Cleft surgery has been around for decades, but for a family living off less than $2 a day, they could never dream of affording it for their child. Every single child with a cleft can be helped with surgery that costs as little as $250 and takes as little as 45 minutes. Unlike many charities that do many different things, Smile Train's mission is focused on solving a single problem: cleft lip and cleft palate.
Mitch Vazquez is active in philanthropy, including substantial gifts to the Multiple Myloma Research Foundation, an organization dedicated to finding cures and treatments for certain types of cancer; and to AmeriCares, which provides disaster relief to stricken areas around the world. Without any fund for education from his family, he financed it himself through a scholarship, student loans, and part time work. To know more about his charities log on to http://www.mitchellvazquez.com.