American Legion Post TH01 donates to Tawanchai Foundation
Billy Holland, Sal Salzarulo, Wayne Wright, Bruce Templeman, Professor Bowornsilp, Ted Potyrala and Tawanchai staff. (Photo via Ted Potyrala)

American Legion Post TH01 donates to Tawanchai Foundation

On May 24, 2022, members of Gen. Robin Olds American Legion Post TH01 Traveled to Khon Kaen University to visit with the staff of the Tawanchai Foundation and present a donation from our post. The donations came from members and non-members and totaled 43,400 baht ($1,261).

The Tawanchai Foundation deals with children born with cleft lip and cleft palate. They do corrective surgery, teach and train parents on how to care for their children, and provide medical supplies, transportation and mental health services, all at no cost.

Many of the patients come from very poor families who could not afford to have their children treated. The foundation gives these children a shot at a normal life. I have seen the results of corrective surgery, and it is truly amazing the difference it makes.

I am proud of our post for donating to this very worthy cause. I thank all who have donated. One of the pillars of the Legion is Children & Youth. Our post firmly believes in helping children.