He Will Never Receive Surgery Unless Someone Helps Him.
YOUCAN BE THAT SOMEONE.
Free cleft surgery which takes as little
as 45 minutes and costs as little as
$250, can give desperate children
not just a new smile—but a new life.
“...one of the most
productive charities —
dollar for deed — in the world.”
—The New York Times
Donate online: www.smiletrain.org or call: 1-800-932-9541
According to the U.S. Government, women should take sufficient levels of folic acid (400 micrograms/day) during pregnancy to help prevent neural tube defects and reduce the
risk for cleft lip and palate. When folic acid is taken one month before conception and throughout the first trimester, it has been proven to reduce the risk for neural tube defects
by 50 to 70 per cent. Be sure to receive proper prenatal care, quit smoking and drinking alcohol and follow your health care provider’s guidelines for foods to avoid during
pregnancy. Foods to avoid may include raw or undercooked seafood, beef, pork or poultry; delicatessen meats; fish that contain high levels of mercury; smoked seafood; fish
exposed to industrial pollutants; raw shellfish or eggs; soft cheeses; unpasteurized milk; pâté; caffeine; and unwashed vegetables. For more information, visit www.Smile Train.org.
Smile Train is a 501 (c)( 3) nonprofit recognized by the IRS, and all donations to Smile Train are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. © 2011 Smile Train.