Avi Weisfogel began a dental practice in 1999, but his interest has turned to the field of sleep disorders and their connection to dental and physical problems. Weisfogel founded Healthy Heart Sleep, a company that works with dentists and physicians around the world, in an effort to establish, train and manage facilities dealing with the problems of sleep apnea and other sleep related disorders and their proper treatment.
He has set a goal of $2000. for this charity, which is specifically for the treatment of cleft palates and lips and other various facial deformities. The recipients are children and young adults who can not afford the remedial surgery. Watch his educational YouTube video below!
Operation Smile is an international charity working with medical and dental professionals, governments, hospitals, and other charities to correct these deformities, which hamper the happiness and future success of those young persons afflicted with these deforming conditions. Every year Operation Smile sets out to improve the lives of as many children and young adults as funds and support can provide, They work around the globe and incorporate professionals who speak the language and understand the culture of the people in the area being served.
Operation Smile was the brainchild of Bill and Kathy Magee, who founded the charity in 1982. Their very first mission was in the Philippines, to help the children suffering from these deformities. Since then, they have established a network around the globe in 80 different countries and incorporating the assistance of thousands of professional volunteers. Operation Smile has successfully performed more than 220,000 surgical procedures, which are provided free of charge to the young sufferers. The charity, also, puts into place a working structure for future medical procedures through the training of local, dedicated medical professionals.
Operation Smile and Avi Weisfogel should both be congratulated for their efforts: http://www.abc6.com/story/31366182/avi-weisfogel-dds-launches-gofundme-campaign-set-up-to-benefit-operation-smile