In January of this year, the SFEF Thailand Outpost celebrated National Children’s Day, touching the lives of over 1,000 children from more than 10 orphanages in Bangkok and the surrounding community! The dedicated doctors, along with numerous enthusiastic volunteers, celebrated with kindness and care, promoting dental wellness to the children by providing fluoride-coated toothbrushes and valuable health education.
One of the children the Outpost has cared for was a 16-year-old boy who came to the outpost because he couldn’t open his mouth. The boy had been in a car accident when he was only 6 years old, and had endured severe injuries ever since. During the last 10 years since his accident, he has had great difficulty eating. Since he is not Thai and has no ID card, he has no healthcare benefits and cannot receive free treatment in Thai hospitals. His family is also impoverished and cannot afford private healthcare for him. Thankfully, the SFEF Thailand Outpost was able to provide the boy with a free consultation and made referrals for treatment. The team reported that they are happy and hopeful that this young man will be examined and treated again!Children, Dental Care, Orphans