THE LITTLE BABY FACE FOUNDATION
PRO-BONO RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY FOR CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD BORN WITH FACIAL DEFECTS
New York, NY. I am thrilled and honored to have been added to the medical advisory board for the Little Baby Face Foundation. The Little Baby Face Foundation provides pro-bono reconstructive surgery for children from around the world with facial deformities. Over 100 children have been treated since its inception. All surgical, medical and dental care is donated without fees by the medical advisory board members. Each child also undergoes a full medical evaluation including exams, scans, X-Rays and other diagnostic tests. All non-participant physician costs – such as diagnostic tests, hospitalization, travel to and from New York, including hotel costs for the family – are covered by the foundation.
This foundation was founded in 2002 by Dr. Thomas Romo. Tom is a gregarious giant of a man when it comes to measuring heart. Having participated in Face to Face, a pro-bono program from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, I, like Dr. Romo, have travelled around the world offering pro-bono reconstructive surgery for needy children. With familial and personal responsibilities back home, it is difficult to do this very often. Through this foundation, we bring the patients to us so we can treat them year-round.
A short list of some of the procedures that are offered are: Atresia (malformed ear canals), Bite, Jaw and Dental Abnormalities, Cleft Lip and Palate, Microtia (malformed ears), Eyelid Deformities, Malformed Faces, Nasal Deformities, Vascular Lesions, Bone Anchored Hearing Aids, Dental Implant Surgery, Distraction Osteogenesis, Orthognathic Surgery and Temporal Mandibular Joint Surgery.
To quote Winston Churchill, “We make a living by what we get, but make a life by what we give.”
If you are more interested in this foundation and want to know more about us or how to help, please visit the website http://littlebabyface.org/.