28 Jul Before and After Pictures of Our Beautiful Children
One of the most heartwarming moments for any donor to a charitable foundation is seeing the results of their dollars in action. Whether the monies are used for building communities or saving children, everyone wants to know that they’ve been able to make a difference through their support.
For the Hannah Storm Foundation, all proceeds from our fundraising efforts are used for surgeries on children born with debilitating and disfiguring vascular birthmarks. To date, through our generous supporters, we have funded nearly 30 surgeries on children around the world. Dr. Milton Waner of the Vascular Birthmark Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City performs all surgeries on our patients. Oftentimes the families find the Hannah Storm Foundation through Dr. Waner.
There is no better way to show donors how their dollars have made a difference than through before and after photos of some of the sweet children who have benefited from their support.
Here are some of the beautiful children our generous donors have helped support through the years:
Tingyi was the Hannah Storm Foundation’s first patient. Starting at the age of 2, he and his family traveled from China multiple times over the course of several years, beginning in 2010. To date, Tingyi has undergone 14 surgical procedures to reduce the redness caused by a Port Wine Stain birthmark on the left side of his face. Today, Tingyi is an active, thriving, healthy little boy.
Tobija Zabret is from Kranj, Slovenia. The Hannah Storm Foundation was able to fund several surgical procedures for Tobija’s Port Wine Stain birthmark on the left side of his face. Dr. Milton Waner performed the surgery through an affiliation with the Center for Vascular Malformation in Children in Berlin, Germany.
At the age of 7, Allison Sciaraffa, from Wareham, MA, came to the Hannah Storm Foundation for support in funding her last surgical procedure to remove the partially involuted hemangioma on her lower lip. Today, her birthmark is barely visible.
Sloan McGillis came to the Hannah Storm Foundation in need of funding for surgery to minimize the size of the severe hemangioma and legion on her cheek. Thanks to the generous donors at our 2015 Celebrity Waiter Night fundraiser, to date she has undergone two procedures performed by Dr. Milton Waner at the Vascular Birthmark Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Sloan will return to New York this fall for additional procedures.
The Hannah Storm Foundation is so grateful for the ongoing support we receive from our donors and we know we couldn’t help change the lives of these beautiful children and their families without it. If you’d like to make a donation to help us continue all the great work we’ve been able to do please click here. To learn more about the Hannah Storm Foundation please visit our website.