My Baby Girl

Terry Ahern’s Inspiration

I am so grateful for a healthy and beautiful daughter. After her birth we were surprised by the news of her having a cleft palate. Thinking this horrible obstacle was going to ruin her life and ours. We quickly got educated on clef's and how and when they can be done to optimize the natural cranial facial growth. We were blessed with a great Dr out of UCLA and Tara never looked back after her 1 yr old operation in 1991. We are so grateful for all the families and professionals who shared their stories and gave us hope. A child's confidence and acceptance is so important, we have nothing but gratitude and respect for everyone at Smile Train whose passion is to change others lives.

I threw down some gratitude. Give what you can and pass the hat. Donate now

Created By: Terry Ahern August 24, 2017

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Smile Train is an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate.

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  • An Anonymous Donor threw down $100

    4 years ago

    It is so important a child feels beautiful inside and out. Please keep up the great work at Smile Train, every child's confidence is their road to success.