Young Humanitarian Embarks On Smile Campaign
It's a walk that he hopes will bring smiles to millions of children born with cleft palates.
But before he embarks on his smile trek through Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, The Phillipines, Laos, Brunei, China, and Vietnam...a 26-year-old humanitarian made a stop in Gainesville.
Today, Winston Fiore explained how he's traveling across the country to raise money for the International Children's Surgical Foundation.
The organization provides free facial reconstructions to children in developing countries.
Fiore -- a former Marine -- says he's been passionate about this cause ever since he got a first-hand look at poverty in Senegal.
In September, he will take a five thousand mile trek through the heart of East Asia, armed with backpack and canteen.
Fiore says he hopes to raise $25 thousand dollars, which will give at least 100 children the chance to have their smiles restored.
So far, he's raised more than eight thousand dollars.
To learn more about Fiore's campaign and how you can get involved, visit SmileTrek.org.
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