Recent statistics reveal approximately 7,000 babies are born each year with a cleft palate or cleft lip, also referred to as “harelip,” yet Dr. Avi Weisfogel says there is something everyone can do to help; donate to his GoFundMe campaign. Proceeds go to Operation Smile, a medical charity organization that provides free surgical assistance to indigent families. It’s one of the largest charities for children in the world, working in more than 60 countries to help heal smiles. Check more:https://angel.co/aviweisfogel
The cleft lip and palate is a malformation, characterized by a slit in the upper lip that goes up to the base of the nose. It is also often associated with a separation or slit in the roof of the mouth. One in 10 of these children born will die before their first birthday. Children who do survive are often unable to communicate, eat, or even smile. In many places, they are rejected, and in far too many cases, parents are unable to meet the costs of necessary surgeries. Operation Smile partners with health professionals and health organizations around the world to provide a free surgery, yet there still is a lack of funds. The surgery itself remains free but costs for pre-analysis, anesthesia and drugs are still a factor. Dr. Weisfogel believes every child deserves a future filled with hope, thus he started the GoFundMe campaign to help support the mission of Operation Smile, and offset some of these costs.
A Commitment to Helping Others
With early vision and commitment, Weisfogel opened his own dental care facility in Old Bridge, New Jersey, and then went on to create a new innovative business model that fused dental and medical science. What started as a means of helping dental patients with sleep apnea problems became guided by runaway popularity. Dr. Weisfogel co-founded Dental Sleep Masters, training dental professionals on the hallmark of marketing to sleep apnea patients, and his forward-thinking development strategy has enabled his business to grow and expand strongly.
More recently, Avi Weisfogel champions weighty causes, like his devotion to raising money for Operation Smile. “Helping find meaningful solutions have always been a desire of mine, and partnering with this organization is invaluable.”
— Avi Weisfogel (@avi_weisfogel) January 15, 2016