The Miracle Smile: The Smile Foundation

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Thanks to the SPAR Women's Challenge Jozi, Elana gets to see first-hand the miracle work that South Africa's Smile Foundation does for children. With the generous support of SPAR, we meet some of the heroes that work for this life-changing, non-profit organisation.

Bringing together corporate support, medical experts, and initiatives like the SPAR Women's Challenge, the Foundation help to facilitate expert surgical intervention and pre-and post-operative care for children living with facial paralysis. These include, kids born with a cleft lip, and cleft palate, kids with cranio-facial abnormalities, as well as ear, nose, and hand conditions, and burn wounds.

The Smile Foundation was created after a good deed by former President, Nelson Mandela, sparked the need for an organisation that could help fund these much-needed operations for children.

Today, many hospitals across South Africa are satellite stations where parents could take their children. Giving back a child's smile, and the sense of a normal life again. It's a truly joyful miracle to witness!

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15 Aug 2023 English South Africa Kids & Family

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