Saturday, February 15, 2014

Operation Smile

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I think many of us do not realize how lucky we truly are.  This includes myself.  I am thankful every day that my children are healthy and happy.  Many children in the world are born with medical problems.  Operation Smile is a charity that is dedicated to help children that are born with a cleft lip, cleft palette, or facial deformities.  They provide free reconstructive surgery to children in over 50 countries.

Did you know that every three minutes a child is born with a cleft?  I had no idea how big of a problem this was.  A cleft isn't just a physical problem, but can cause issues with eating, speaking, smiling, and more.  Operation Smile's goal is to fix these issues.  There are children in many countries where they cannot afford surgeries to fix these problems too.  Operation Smile steps in and provides them with the medical care they need.  

Operation Smile has been around since 1982.  They are a group of volunteers.  They have provided children and young adults with more than 200,000 free surgeries.  They are even working with countries to help train them how to help children with these facial deformities on their own.  Operation Smile has had over 800 medical professionals take part in the program.

You can learn more about Operation Smile and find out what you can do to help by visiting their website.  This is a wonderful cause to help children throughout the world.

Did you know that Campus Book Rentals also donates to Operation Smile with every text book rented?  If you are a college student this is a great website to check out.  They offer great prices on textbook rentals.  It's a great way to save money on books, and it is much cheaper that purchasing the books!

Disclosure - This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are completely my own.


  1. I think you are right...we take too much for granted. I have heard of this organization before, it is wonderful! I did not realize that they have been around for so long.

  2. I had no idea so many children are born with a cleft. Thank goodness for organizations like this to help them. There are good people in the world. We also support Campus Book Rentals and I am glad they donate.
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