My good friend has decided to fundraise for Smile Train to help give smiles to children in need. Smile Train is an international children’s charity that provides free surgery to poor children suffering from cleft lip and/or cleft palate.
Children born with cleft cannot eat or speak properly, aren't allowed to attend school or hold a job and face very difficult lives of isolation, pain and heartache. Some children are even abandoned—all because of the way they look. Their clefts usually go untreated because they are too poor to afford the simple repair surgery that takes as little as 45 minutes and costs as little as $250 dollars.
But with your help, we can save these children and give them the life changing surgery they both need and deserve. Thank you for supporting my fundraiser with Smile Train-- together we can change the world one smile at a time!
Please, if you are able, donate here: Branden Scheel • Smile Train
While competing in an IRONMAN race is EXTREMELY difficult, it seems pretty easy in relation to what these children face. I have had the PRIVILEGE to compete in IRONMAN Arizona 70.3 with Team MMRF and it was a life changing experience. From fighting cancer to cleft lip/palate, we get to do all the hard work. We swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and then 26.2 miles. All we ask is for you to skip a latte or two and donate a few dollars, every little bit helps! i can speak from experience, this will be a life changing event and day for Branden. Lets raise some money!
WORK HARD. STAY HUMBLE. A LIFE FILLED WITH SWIM, BIKE & RUN. 5Ks TO MARATHONS, SPRINT TO IRONMAN 140.6