Smile Train

Smile Train Ironman ArizonaOn November 20, 2016 I raced IRONMAN ARIZONA and raise over $9,100 for Smile Train to help give children around the world new smiles, and a second chance at life.

Smile Train is an international children’s charity providing free surgery to children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate. Children born with cleft cannot eat or speak properly, aren’t allowed to attend school or hold a job and face very difficult lives of shame and isolation, pain and heartache. Some children are even abandoned or killed—all because of the way they look. Their clefts usually go untreated because they are unable to afford the simple repair surgery that takes as little as 45 minutes and costs as little as $250 dollars. With your help though, we helped give three dozen children the life-changing surgery they both needed and deserved.

If you’d like to find out more about Smile Train or join one of their fantastic teams, you can click on the link HERE.