Last week, 15 employees of Acclarent volunteered at Interplast headquarters. Acclarent is a business unit of Ethicon—and Ethicon is one of our major in-kind donors.
The employees prepared approximately 700 oral health speech therapy kits for our Nepal speech therapy program. (Speech therapy is often needed after surgery for repairing a cleft palate.) These kits include small items like tongue depressors and dental mirrors for the therapist to evaluate and work with patients to improve their speech, as well as toothbrushes and toothpaste for dental hygiene.
“Having the Acclarent volunteers in the office was fantastic,” said Teresa Olson, Interplast development coordinator. “Seeing Ethicon again lend it's strong support to our program—and the employees of Acclarent give up their time to help supply our Nepal speech therapy camps—was such an inspiration. I can't imagine how we could have made all of those kits without them…plus, they were a total blast!”
Interplast is grateful to the Acclarent volunteers and for Ethicon’s long-term and continuing support.