The Smile Foundation Provides Corrective Surgery for Little Angela at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital

Little AngelaThe Smile Foundation hosted a Smile Week from 25 – 29 October at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.

During this Smile Week, children’s facial deformities were corrected in a child-friendly environment. The Smile Foundation uses its relationship with hospitals to engender child friendly culture, best practices, and Smile Foundation standards. The Smile Foundation views this as a chance to give these children a new lease on life.

One of the children that were helped during this particular Smile Week is Little Angela (surname withheld). She was operated on by Dr Mark Phipson, a private surgeon, who generously donated his time to do this operation. He was assisted by Dr Richard Zinn, the Registrar at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. Little Angela (surname withheld) underwent reconstructive surgery on her right ear.

Belinda Long of The Smile Foundation said: “We are deeply grateful to Dr Phipson for his involvement in this Smile Week, and similarly to everyone at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital for their continued support.”

The Smile Foundation’s passion has always been to help impoverished and facially disfigured children. The organisation aims to create surgical interventions for children who might otherwise have to suffer through facial deformities with no means for surgery.

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About The Smile Foundation:

The Smile Foundation is a non-profit organisation that brings people together for the purpose of providing expert surgical intervention, creating greater social involvement and enabling sensible corporate social investment, to make a difference in the lives of children with facial anomalies.