Navigation Links
Brother & Sister with Rare Disease Receive Hope with Smile for a Lifetime Scholarships
Date:8/21/2013

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2013

Residents of the Midpeninsula area now have another reason to smile! The Board of Directors announced two of the six orthodontic scholarship recipients: Yeltzin (16 years old) and Elixua (15 years old).

Yeltzin and Elixua are siblings from East Palo Alto and attend Woodside High School. Both have a rare blood disease known as Diamond Blackfan Anemia disease where they are not able to make any red blood cells. They have not responded to any treatment and are dependent on monthly blood transfusions. As part of complications from their blood transfusions, they have developed Type 1 diabetes and are insulin dependent. In addition, the older brother, Yeltzin has developed a growth hormone deficiency and is treated with growth hormone supplements. He is often made fun of at school and does not look forward to going to school. Their mother is a single mom of four, and is so grateful that Yeltzin and Elixua are able to have this life changing opportunity. "I would like to thank Dr. Eric Wu and his entire team for their work. We are very grateful for the help you've given my two kids. The kids are happy knowing there will be a nice change in their smile. They've also had great success in their diet and nutrition. They've managed to maintain their glucose controlled thanks to the service they've received. We are happy and thank you once again,"--- mother of Yeltzin & Elixua.

Dr. Eric Wu, of Wu Orthodontics, created the foundation to provide braces at no cost to underserved children in the Midpeninsula area. “The mission of Smile for a Lifetime Midpeninsula is to create self-confidence, inspire hope and change the lives of children in our community,” Dr. Wu explains, “The gift of a smile can do all this for deserving, underserved children who, in turn, will use this gift to better themselves and our community. Having the opportunity to change the lives of the Mendoza siblings in such a dramatic way is what this program is all about.”

Smile for a Lifetime Midpeninsula is accepting applications and awards six orthodontic scholarships annually.

Click here to learn more about S4L.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb10871358.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Aeolus Pharmaceuticals To Present At Taglich Brothers 10th Annual Small Cap Equity Conference
2. Fluoropharma Medical To Present At Taglich Brothers 10th Annual Small Cap Equity Conference
3. Derma Sciences To Present At Taglich Brothers 10th Annual Small Cap Equity Conference
4. PLC Medical Systems To Present At Taglich Brothers 10th Annual Small Cap Equity Conference
5. Taglich Brothers Initiates Coverage on FluroPharma Medical, Inc.
6. Scott R. Tischler of Tischler Brothers Fitness Unveils the 5 Healthiest Habits to Lose Weight During the Summer.
7. Obama's brother will visit city to promote Peaceful Solution Character Education Program
8. Scott R. Tischler of Tischler Brothers Fitness Unveils the Three Secrets to Building Muscle Mass
9. Scott Tischler of Tischler Brothers Fitness unveils the 8 reasons why water is so important
10. Scott R. Tischler of Tischler Brothers Fitness unveils the 4 rules to losing weight while going out
11. Scott R. Tischler of Tischler Brothers Fitness Unveils How to Lose 100 lbs by the End of Summer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of people who ... Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media ... give their videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers in ... Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes ... important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice ... States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm ... Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether ... latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, ... their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)...  In a startling report released today, National Safety Council ... a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. ... states are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, ... Kentucky , New Mexico , ... the 28 failing states, three – Michigan , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Bracket , a leading clinical ... generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at ... 26 – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia , ... Outcome Assessment product of its kind to fully integrate with ... Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic clinical ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... N.J. , June 23, 2016  Guerbet announced ... Premier Inc.,s Supplier Horizon Award . ... year, Guerbet was recognized for its support of Premier ... creation through clinical excellence, and commitment to lower costs. ... to receive this recognition of our outstanding customer service ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: