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Operation Smile

My sister, who is 3 years younger than me, was born with a cleft lip. She had to endure hours of surgery and has had numerous surgeries over the years. So when I heard about Operation Smile it hit a soft spot in my heart.

Operation Smile is a charity organization healing children’s smiles, making the world a better place.

As a children’s charity, Operation Smile measures themselves by the joy they see on all of the faces that they help. They are 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.

More than 200,000 children are born with a severe cleft condition each year — often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places these children are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can’t afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a normal life.

That’s where Operation Smile comes in as an international charity providing much needed surgical services. Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided free surgeries to children around the world. As one of the most prominent children’s charities in the world and with a presence in over 60 countries, they are able to heal children’s smiles and bring hope for a better future.

Thanks to the generosity and spirit of volunteers more than 160,000 girls and boys have a new chance at a new life.

Campus Book Rentals is a great supporter of Operation Smile. Campus Book Rentals offers new and gently used textbooks for typically less than half the price you’ll pay in your school bookstore. Search for the college books you need and save money today!

For EVERY book rented starting now, Campus Book Rentals will donate a portion of those proceeds to Operation Smile. Campus Book Rentals is set on meeting and exceeding their goal of 1,000 lives changed. So head on over to their website or facebook page and pass the information along to a friend or family member that would like to save some money in college and help a good cause.

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Wednesday 6th of July 2011

Great article! This is one of my favorite organizations. :)

Bewildered Bug

Sunday 3rd of July 2011

My little cousin was born with a cleft plate too. It looked horrible back then - they did surgery and now she's around 20 - and you can still see a slight scar if you look really really carefully! She's still beautiful though :)


Sunday 3rd of July 2011

With my sister you can hardly tell that something had to be done. It is amazing what surgeons can do now a days!