Bob Chalfa of Old Mission Rotary reported on the First Quarter Thousand Smiles Clinic.  In two days, the volunteer medical staff performed dental procedures free of charge to 151 children as well as seven surgeries relating to cleft palates.  11 Children received ear tubes.  Rotary volunteers from several districts helped to administer the two-day clinic in Ensenada.
Thousand Smiles, a 501 (c)3 foundation provides free maxillofacial surgery, dental treatment as well as various associated procedures to children from financially challenged families in Mexico.  This project is totally funded by donations, including but not limited to Rotary International Grants,  other foundation grants, Rotary club donations and personal donations.  This project is completely managed and run by volunteers.
The next clinic is scheduled for May1-2.  Rotarians, friends and family are welcome to volunteer at
Photo:  Bob Chalfa of Old Mission Rotary Club providing a report on Thousand Smiles.