Navigation Links
Changing Lives Through the Gift of a Smile
Date:8/25/2013

Erie, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) August 26, 2013

When Tehya's family heard about Smile for a Lifetime they were excited about the possibility of their daughter receiving free braces but when she was chosen by the board of directors to receive a scholarship they were overjoyed.

The Erie Chapter of Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) is celebrating their third year of helping children achieve the beautiful smiles they deserve. So far, they have served 15 children and by the end of 2013, they will have three more children in treatment including Tehya.

Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) is a national organization that serves some 1,200 children a year in various locations across North America. Dr. Iszkula joined S4L in 2010 to help underserved children in the Erie area. Tehya, Zak Mangold and Katie Swanson all received scholarships after this last round of screening.

Tehya's parents, Corinne & Allan Thorpe, share, "We have found Smile for a Lifetime to be a very aptly named organization. We have watched Tehya develop into a self-conscious girl who rarely smiles outside the home. Inside the home, however, she is a funny girl with a sparkling wit, who constantly makes us laugh with her antics and her huge smile. Even though we are in the early days of her treatment plan, we are already noticing signs of that lovely smile beginning to be shared with others outside the home. Thank you Smile for a Lifetime."

With three new scholars starting treatment, Sarah Carner is the first of the local chapter's scholars that has completed their treatment. Sarah is sixteen years old and shares the following about her S4L experience, "I didn't realize how valuable of a gift I was receiving until I got my braces off... my smile is more important now as a teenager than it was before I got my braces on." Sarah was the first scholar to have her braces removed to see her winning smile since the inception of their chapter.

Those children in the community who are unable to afford braces can apply for an S4L scholarship by clicking here. The process is competitive. All scholarships are awarded by the local S4L board of directors and approved by the doctors.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb10986391.htm.


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

Related medicine news :

1. Growing share of HIV/AIDS burden shifts to changing group of regions
2. Hay House’s Next Life Changer - "Around 3 Million Stress, Anxiety & Panic Sufferers Have Turned To Us For Life Changing Help," Says Linden Recovery's Charles Linden
3. Embark on Four New Ocean Adventures with WPBT2’s Changing Seas this June
4. Award-Winning Oncologist Mobile App Just Released ‘Practice-Changing’ Features Set to Revolutionize Oncology Publishing
5. Changing gut bacteria through diet affects brain function, UCLA study shows
6. Garcinia Cambogia Select - Reduce Unwanted Weight without Changing Your Diet or Exercises Now Available at HealthCareSupplementz.com
7. Changing cancers environment to halt its spread
8. Garcinia Cambogia Select - Reduce Unwanted Weight without Changing Your Diet or Exercises; Now Available at HerbalRemediezInc.com
9. US Changing Regulatory and Reimbursement Scenario for Medical Devices Market; New Market Research Report Available At Researchmoz.us
10. Contacts uncomfortable? Changing lens type or lens care product may help
11. Connecticut Periodontist Dr. Richard Amato is Changing the Way Patients with Gum Disease in Monroe, CT Receive Gum Disease Treatment with Laser Surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... “Journey to Christmas:” a beautiful and enchanting tale that ... author, Kimberly Cordoves, a mother of three in Oklahoma City, and a devoted woman of ... writing a book has been in the back of my mind for years, but actually ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... ... “The Land of More and More”: a brilliant story for children and ... simple and achievable answer. “The Land of More and More” is the creation of ... Angola, Indiana where he works with the children’s ministry department. , Michael says ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... Today, the Centers for Medicare & ... of CMS’s Alternative Payment Models (APMs) in 2017. Clinicians who participate in APMs are ... an important part of the Administration’s effort to build a system that delivers better ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... Next week after January 20th, the fear ... political games that circumvent health needs of over 30 million. Many interviews with Dr. ... and needs government public servants were suppose to prioritize. Interviews provided below. ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... , ... With the cold weather here, many people will have to clear snow with snow ... amounts of snow, but they can be dangerous when used incorrectly. That’s why Amica ... the proper use of snow blowers:, , When removing wet snow ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/20/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the ... HGB/HCT, BMP, BUN Creatinine, Electrolyte Testing, HbA1c Testing, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, ... 2013 - 2024" report to their offering. ... The global clinical laboratory testing ... Introduction of innovative solutions on the grounds of maximum efficiency ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... N.Y. , Jan. 20, 2017  Palladian ... programs, has announced the launch of an opioid ... new guidelines on opioids and helps stem the ... are often prescribed to treat chronic non-cancer pain ... despite serious risks and lack of evidence regarding ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... NEW YORK , Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... reach USD 233.7 billion by 2025, according to ... The market is anticipated to be predominantly driven ... companies, resulting into the large-scale production of new ... widen the influx of drugs at an unprecedented ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: