Francis Ciannello

Frankie
  • My Goal:
  • $20,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $14,345
  • # of Donations:
  • 34
$14345 of $20000 goal
+
Select a media type above to begin uploading photos and videos

Thank you for visiting our "Frankie's Fund" fundraising page!

The Global Smile Foundation and the life-changing work they do is near to our hearts. Our son, Francis ("Frankie"), was born with a cleft lip and palate. Frankie had his first surgery to repair his lip (his second surgery to repair the palate is scheduled later this year) on June 28. His surgeon, Dr. James Liau, was heaven-sent. We couldn't have asked for a better doctor! It is clear that Dr. Liau genuinely cares for his patients and he treated Frankie as if he was his own son. He even paid us a visit on the night Frankie was born! He did a flawless job with Frankie's lip repair and we are very fortunate to have access to such top-notch care. Unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky. That's where Global Smile Foundation comes in. 

Clefts of the lip and palate are the most common types of birth defects, occuring in about one in 1,000 births. If left untreated, a cleft lip and palate can lead to obvious social challenges and can present other challenges for a baby, including problems with feeding, hearing, dental development and speech. 

Donating is fast, easy, and secure. We greatly appreciate any support you can provide. It will bring smiles to the faces of GSF patients and families in Guayaquil - and especially to ours! Guayaquil is Ecuador's main port and its largest city. It has a population of over 3 million people, yet medical access is very limited. In 2015, GSF's 28th consecutive year serving the people of Guayaquil, GSF completed 1,087 dental and surgical procedures in Guayaquil!

Your help will provide urgently needed resources for the medicines and supplies Dr. Liau and his team will need to care for their patients who need them most. Because of GSF's extremely low overhead costs, over 90% of every gift goes directly to their programs and is tax deductible. The impact of your gift will be felt immediately by the children served in Dr. Liau's upcoming trip to Guayaquil, for which all donations of this fundraiser are earmarked.

If you're not able to make a donation, you can still help us out. Share this page on Facebook and Twitter; or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to our page.

Thanks so much for whatever help you can offer!

God bless,

Evan, Anna and Frankie

R Share
x Hide
My Story
The Cause
Evan Ciannello is fundraising for Mission: Guayaquil 2016 benefiting Global Smile Foundation.

Thank you for visiting our "Frankie's Fund" fundraising page!

The Global Smile Foundation and the life-changing work they do is near to our hearts. Our son, Francis ("Frankie"), was born with a cleft lip and palate. Frankie had his first surgery to repair his lip (his second surgery to repair the palate is scheduled later this year) on June 28. His surgeon, Dr. James Liau, was heaven-sent. We couldn't have asked for a better doctor! It is clear that Dr. Liau genuinely cares for his patients and he treated Frankie as if he was his own son. He even paid us a visit on the night Frankie was born! He did a flawless job with Frankie's lip repair and we are very fortunate to have access to such top-notch care. Unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky. That's where Global Smile Foundation comes in. 

Clefts of the lip and palate are the most common types of birth defects, occuring in about one in 1,000 births. If left untreated, a cleft lip and palate can lead to obvious social challenges and can present other challenges for a baby, including problems with feeding, hearing, dental development and speech. 

Donating is fast, easy, and secure. We greatly appreciate any support you can provide. It will bring smiles to the faces of GSF patients and families in Guayaquil - and especially to ours! Guayaquil is Ecuador's main port and its largest city. It has a population of over 3 million people, yet medical access is very limited. In 2015, GSF's 28th consecutive year serving the people of Guayaquil, GSF completed 1,087 dental and surgical procedures in Guayaquil!

Your help will provide urgently needed resources for the medicines and supplies Dr. Liau and his team will need to care for their patients who need them most. Because of GSF's extremely low overhead costs, over 90% of every gift goes directly to their programs and is tax deductible. The impact of your gift will be felt immediately by the children served in Dr. Liau's upcoming trip to Guayaquil, for which all donations of this fundraiser are earmarked.

If you're not able to make a donation, you can still help us out. Share this page on Facebook and Twitter; or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to our page.

Thanks so much for whatever help you can offer!

God bless,

Evan, Anna and Frankie

Continue Reading

See more activity ...
Donate Log In
About

The Campaign:

Mission: Guayaquil 2016

Campaign "Mission: Guayaquil 2016" hopes to inspire support in offsetting the more than $70,000 need

The Organization:

Global Smile Foundation

It is our goal to alleviate the suffering of underserved patients born with facial congenital defor...

Fundraisers
View: Individuals