In 2007 Raven Maria Blanco, was a normal, healthy, loving child. Her parents took her to the dentist for a routine check-up and cleaning. She never returned home. Instead, under her dentist’s care, Raven’s life slipped away. The medical conditions that led to her death are complex, but this fact remains: when problems developed, the dentist’s office was inadequately prepared to address the crisis.
In honor of Raven’s memory, her parents and extended family established the Raven Maria Blanco Foundation, Inc. (RMBF) a 501 (c) (3) charity with the central objective of advocating for medical emergency preparedness (MEP) in the dental office. The need for better MEP is critical as, sadly, this very lack of preparation which led to Raven’s death is the current state of most dental offices in America. …read more or learn more about Raven.
You can live past this moment
Let my story change your life
There is hope for another
Change the world one at a time
I’ll be here with you always
through the tears there is a smile
Let the thoughts of me be the strength you need
To touch another life
In June of 2011, RMBF, Inc. attended the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Annual Session in New York, NY. On the return flight, Mario Blanco had a chance meeting with Grammy Award Winning composer/producer Michael “Magnedo7″ Crawford. After sharing Raven’s story with Michael, Mr. Crawford wrote a song with his wife, Shameia, in dedication to Raven. Read more.
The more we can do to educate dentists the safer our children are.
Latest Guide Published 05.04.2011
Sterling Silver “Raven’s Angel Wing” necklace designed & handmade by Christy Lucius in her Chicago studio.
50% of each purchase will be donated to RMBF’s 5000 – in – 5 Campaign. (More info!)