Civil engineering freshman Frank Inguanzo (from left), rehabilitation services senior Aliza Longoria and pre-optometry biology senior Ilissa Cordero create dolls last Friday in the University Ballroom on the Edinburg campus. The dolls were made by sewing two pieces of cut-out fabric together and stuffing it. SARAH CARVAJAL/THE RIDER PHOTOS
Roslynn Goce, Operation Smile at UTRGV treasurer and pre-med biology junior, sets up the thread and needles to give to participants at the Smile Dolls event.
A Smile Dolls sign created by Michelle Gonzalez, an Operation Smile at UTRGV member, stands last Friday outside the University Ballroom in Edinburg. The event was created to make dolls for children going into surgery for a cleft lip.
Pre-med biology sophomore Lilly Villarreal gives her story of living with cleft lip during the Smile Dolls event last Friday.