Sunday, July 31, 2011

Orthodontist Brightens Smiles Of Adopted Children

Doctor Offers Free Services To Families

Mitch Jelniker, 7NEWS Anchor, Keely Walker, Producer

June 29, 2007

LITTLETON, Colo. -- Braces can improve someone's smile, self esteem and even job prospects, but they do come at a price.  For one patient named David his smile may have never changed without the help of Dr. Jeff Haskins. He is providing all of the orthodontic work for free. He says he feels called to do it.

"In James 1.27 instructs us to take care of the orphans and widows and possibly try to take orphans into our homes. We can't all do that - so what can we do? So, we formed our own ministry Ortho 1.27," said Haskins. Ortho 1.27 is an off-shoot of the faith based non-profit called Project 1.27.

"Project 1.27 is a nonprofit that helps recruit, train, and support parents in the faith community to adopt or foster kids in the child welfare services in Colorado," said Rick Valore, executive director of Project 1.27.
The project serves nearly 170 families. Haskins serves all of them, providing free orthodontia to each family's adopted and biological children........

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