Special Smiles

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9781451562361: Special Smiles

This book was written to commend the children who live with a cleft lip and/or palate. The courage they possess is incredible, and what they are able to overcome is amazing. This is the story of three children from different parts of the world that converge at a hospital where medical professionals and volunteers help them. These children must overcome many obstacles in their activities of daily living that many of us take for granted. Often ridiculed at school and/or shunned in their communities, these children have a level of bravery that is admirable. When we wrote this book, we had these special kids with their special smiles in mind. The journey they experience to change their appearance due to functional problems can be perilous for them and their families. We also praise the unending love that parents have for their child, which leads them to sacrifice weeks of wages, to suffer separation from their other children, and to make grueling voyages in order to help the child. We hope this book will make any child's understanding of having a cleft or knowing someone who does a more positive one.

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Dr. Shridharani and Dr. Singh Dr. Sachin Shridharani is a Senior Resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UMMS and the Johns Hopkins Hospital, which has been consistently ranked the No. 1 hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Report for twenty years in a row. Having published over a dozen influential scientific papers and textbook chapters in plastic surgery, Dr. Shridharani is committed to excellence in patient care-whether it's the cosmetic patient in town or the child with a birth-defect halfway across the world. He has appeared on the nationally televised prime-time show Hopkins on ABC, has co-founded a non-profit 501(c)(6) charity organization, and along with Dr. Singh patented instruments and devices for breast surgery. Dr. Navin Singh is a double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in private practice and an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was also voted a "Washingtonian Top Doc" in plastic surgery by his fellow doctors in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Educated at Brown and Harvard University, Dr. Singh maintains an active surgical practice focusing on breast surgery, body contouring, laser liposuction, and aesthetic facial cosmetic surgery. He has travelled all over the world to perform cleft lip/palate and burn reconstruction on children and has published over forty scientific research papers and chapters in major textbooks and journals. He has operated on heads of state other dignitaries in the Washington, D.C. area.

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