Supporting the Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery Department
“Operations that were unthinkable almost 10 years ago are not only possible now, but we’re performing them on a daily basis,” says Dr. Mirko Gilardino, Director of the Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery Unit at the Children’s, illustrating how breakthroughs in research have transformed his practice, and as a result, the lives of his patients.
Until recently, a child born without a chin was destined to live with a tracheostomy (an incision in the windpipe) their whole lives in order to breathe. But thanks to research financed by donations, hundreds of children per year benefit from state-of-the art surgical devices used in complex cranial and facial reconstruction, and go on to live normal lives.
By taking part in Dolce, you help support these children and their families, and give them a chance to be kids. That’s the impact you make.