Frankie's Fund 2017

Help Raise Money for the Global Smile Foundation GYE September Mission!
  • My Goal:
  • $15,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $15,400
  • # of Donations:
  • 25
$15400 of $15000 goal
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Thank you for visiting the Frankie's Fund page! Our son, Francis "Frankie" Ciannello, was born on January 12, 2016 with a cleft lip and cleft palate. We were blessed to have access to a world-class surgeon in Dr. James Liau at the University of Kentucky Hospital just 15 miles away from our home, who did a wonderful job correcting Frankie's cleft lip and palate. However, many children aren't as fortunate to have access to such care and that's where Global Smile Foundation steps in.

Clefts of the lip and palate are the most common types of birth defects, occuring in roughly one in every 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. 

Dr. Liau genuinely cares for each and every one of his patients as if they were his own children. Dr. Liau will be volunteering once again on GSF's upcoming mission trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador in September so we'd like to help fund this mission trip in particular. 2017 marks GSF's 30th consecutive year serving the people of Guayaquil, which is Ecuador's main port and its largest city. It has a population of over 3 million people, yet medical access is very limited. 

Last year, in our inaugural fundraising effort, Frankie's Fund raised $14,345 for GSF's September 2016 mission trip to Guayaquil! During this trip alone, Dr. Liau and the rest of the team performed 73 successful cleft lip/palate repairs and 1,009 dental procedures with outstanding outcomes! 

Donating is fast, easy and secure. Your help will provide urgently needed resources for the medicines and supplies which Dr. Liau and the team will need to care for their patients. The impact of your gift will be felt immediately by the children served in Dr. Liau's mission trip to Guayaquil, for which all funds raised on our page are earmarked. Because of GSF's extremely low overhead costs, over 90% of every gift goes directly to their programs and all donations are tax deductible.

We greatly appreciate any support you can give, whether it be a donation or simply sharing the link to our fundraising page on social media or by emailing friends and family. This is a wonderful cause and one that is very near to our hearts. The work GSF does is truly life-changing and we hope you will consider making a donation. No amount is too small!

Thanks and God bless,

Evan, Anna and Francis "Frankie"

 

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Anna Seitz is fundraising for GYE September 2017 benefiting Global Smile Foundation.

Thank you for visiting the Frankie's Fund page! Our son, Francis "Frankie" Ciannello, was born on January 12, 2016 with a cleft lip and cleft palate. We were blessed to have access to a world-class surgeon in Dr. James Liau at the University of Kentucky Hospital just 15 miles away from our home, who did a wonderful job correcting Frankie's cleft lip and palate. However, many children aren't as fortunate to have access to such care and that's where Global Smile Foundation steps in.

Clefts of the lip and palate are the most common types of birth defects, occuring in roughly one in every 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. 

Dr. Liau genuinely cares for each and every one of his patients as if they were his own children. Dr. Liau will be volunteering once again on GSF's upcoming mission trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador in September so we'd like to help fund this mission trip in particular. 2017 marks GSF's 30th consecutive year serving the people of Guayaquil, which is Ecuador's main port and its largest city. It has a population of over 3 million people, yet medical access is very limited. 

Last year, in our inaugural fundraising effort, Frankie's Fund raised $14,345 for GSF's September 2016 mission trip to Guayaquil! During this trip alone, Dr. Liau and the rest of the team performed 73 successful cleft lip/palate repairs and 1,009 dental procedures with outstanding outcomes! 

Donating is fast, easy and secure. Your help will provide urgently needed resources for the medicines and supplies which Dr. Liau and the team will need to care for their patients. The impact of your gift will be felt immediately by the children served in Dr. Liau's mission trip to Guayaquil, for which all funds raised on our page are earmarked. Because of GSF's extremely low overhead costs, over 90% of every gift goes directly to their programs and all donations are tax deductible.

We greatly appreciate any support you can give, whether it be a donation or simply sharing the link to our fundraising page on social media or by emailing friends and family. This is a wonderful cause and one that is very near to our hearts. The work GSF does is truly life-changing and we hope you will consider making a donation. No amount is too small!

Thanks and God bless,

Evan, Anna and Francis "Frankie"

 

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The Campaign:

GYE September 2017

Campaign "Mission: Guayaquil 2017" hopes to inspire support in offsetting the more than $70,000 ne

The Organization:

Global Smile Foundation

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

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