Craniofacial Retreat for Parker
This is Parker (Rocky) Dau. He was born on March of 2014, with Treacher Collins syndrome. It is a rare autosomal dominant congenital disorder characterized by craniofacial deformities, such as absent cheekbones. Parker has endured 7 surgeries to date and needs further surgeries. He was trached the day after he was born, given a g-tube AND fundo shortly thereafter. He’s had a chin distraction that was cut a week short because the bar nearly ripped through the bone in his chin (which resulted in emergency surgery to remove the distraction device) he has had his cleft palate closed finally. His most recent surgery was his eye surgery all done before his second birthday. Charitico is helping to raise money for Parker’s current medical expenses and future surgeries. Drawing to be held Spring of 2016. Exact date and location TBA.
Bring Back Smiles
The focus of our current project called Bring Back Smiles is to provide dental services for patients ages 21 and over. Other organizations such as First five and Dentical provide resources for patient population between the ages of 0-21. These organizations have been successful in providing dental care for children to young adults at no cost to the patient. The problem here is the years that follow. The reality is that the patient cannot afford continuing dental care. Studies have shown that the most rampant caries takes place in a persons young adulthood life. Therefore, Bring Back Smiles is enthusiastic in providing these individuals the opportunity to continue care for their oral health. Here at Charitico, we are providing these services in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino County via our network of doctors who have dedicated their time and expertise to our cause. As the need increases, the accesses for such services in the rural areas in the said counties are reduced. Our goal for the said project is to help as much people, who are in need for such care, as possible. With your help and other members
of our community, we can help our brothers and sisters. May GOD bless us all!