It is my goal to exceed the $5000.00 that I have been challenged to raise. . . with your help.
"Operation Smile is a mobilized force of medical professionals and caring hearts who provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate."
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Every donation counts. You can donate as little as 10.00 or as much as you want.
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Every child deserves to smile.
Take a moment to learn about how important your donation is. Visit Operation Smile's Patient Stories Page and remember that their work impacts lives of local children as well.
:: Here is an excerpt from this page ::
Lives transformed in as little as 45 minutes.
Children who are born with cleft lip or cleft palate are faced with challenges many of us cannot ever imagine. Many have difficulty eating, speaking or even smiling and in some parts of the world, they are hidden away, kept from socializing, attending school or playing an active role in their community.
Operation Smile reverses this in less than an hour. Our volunteers work tirelessly to help these children have a bright and hopeful future. Throughout the world, more than 150,000 children have experienced this transformation, and a few of their stories are told here.
READ MORE AT OPERATION SMILE