I have been hearing about Operation Smile everywhere lately – NYC Prep on Arena, Giuliana & Bill Rancic and Twitter. So I decided to do some research to find out what it was all about.
Operation Smile is a dedicated group of volunteers that provide reconstructive surgeries to children born with facial deformities such as a cleft lip and cleft palate. This charity has been around since 1982 and has a provided free surgeries to children in over 50 countries.
More than 200,000 children are born with a severe cleft condition each year. This condition can affect eating, speaking, socializing and smiling. Most children with these facial deformities are too embarrassed to go to school. Most parents cannot afford to give their children the surgeries they require in order to live a healthy and normal life. This is where Operation Smile comes in.
At Operation Smile, medical volunteers provide children safe, effective and free cleft lip and cleft palate repair surgery. Their volunteers are dedicated to raising awareness and providing solutions. Every procedure has a high standard of safety and hygiene and ensures children and their families receive a high level of post-op care, cleanliness, respect and dignity.
Every child deserves the chance to smile. This charity is healing their smiles and bringing each child hope for their future.
This is an absolutely inspiring charity. There are so many ways to give generously, please visit their website. You can make a difference knowing that you are helping to bring a smile to a childs face. What could be better than that?
Love Kirst xx