The Melissa’s Smile Assistance Program was established in September 2016 in memory of Melissa, a young woman with special needs. Melissa had been part of the Birthright family her whole life. Though nonverbal, Melissa’s smile brought love and light to everyone she encountered.
The news that your baby will be born with special needs is a frightening, stressful time for all parents. The Melissa’s Smile Assistance Program will provide financial and emotional support to any mother or father who is told that their baby will have disabilities.
Birthright believes in the right of every mother to give birth to her special child,
as well as the right of every special child to be born.