News & Events

Camp Laughter Supports Patients

The cleft and craniofacial teams at Arkansas Children’s Hospital collaborate with Camp Aldersgate to provide a one-day camp for children living with cleft and craniofacial differences and their family members. Camp Laughter is a free annual event that occurs the 1st Saturday in August. This all-day event is for kids ages 5-18, who are in school and have a cleft or craniofacial difference.   They can participate in various outdoor activities while connecting with other children just like them.

Arkansas Children’s Cleft Team Provides Humanitarian Work in Ecuador

Two UAMS/Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) cleft palate team members are playing an active role in humanitarian work in Guayaquil, Ecuador, with the nonprofit organization Global Smile Foundation (GSF).

Adam Johnson, M.D., Ph.D. - Otolaryngologist, Cleft Surgeon and ACH Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI) Clinic Director – and Lucia Wesley, R.N., Otolaryngology Specialty Nurse and Cleft Team Coordinator, have participated in three missions over three years and have made ongoing commitments to the organization. Read more about their missions.