Making A Difference
At Respire Medical we are determined to step above and beyond the rest of the appliance industry in many areas. This includes are charity commitments. We are very proud to announce that we are donating a percentage of our income from appliances sold to our partners at Smile Train.
There are millions of children with unrepaired cleft lips and palates who have little to no prospect of ever being helped. Their parents are so poor, they could never afford surgery. So they wait and they hope and they pray that someday, someone will come along and help them.
Over the past ten years, Smile Train has provided free cleft lip and palate surgery for hundreds of thousands of children.
These children were suffering not because they were born with a cleft, but because they were born too poor to ever afford surgery.
Being born with a cleft in a developing country is truly a curse. In fact, every baby born in Uganda with a cleft is given the name Ajok which means literally,“cursed by God.” And no one knows how many newborns with clefts are killed or abandoned right after birth.
And the ones who are lucky enough to find a Smile Train free cleft surgery program, not only survive, they thrive. After a 45 minute surgery hands them back their future, and a second chance at life that they never thought they'd get.