Slightly over $15,000 was donated by family and friends. 100% of the donations went to the foundations as the trip itself was 100% privately funded by me. The donations to Operacion Sonrisas so far have gone to operate 13 kids with Clef lip and Fundacion Del Quemado has purchased $5,000 worth of specialty medical equipment to treat kids with body burns!
A big thank you to my family and friends for the support from beginning to end of this dream come true! It was not easy due to the logistics of the situation/evacuations while living in Egypt but we did it!!!
I did the easy work, I just had to put one foot in front of the other, my mother helped handled all the logistics of the donation from the US and the hardest work by far is of the Employees and Volunteers of Operacion Sonrisas and Fundacion del Quemado!
Operacion Sonrisas just recently presented my my parents the following two plaques.
This picture was sent to me by Fundacion del Quemado: