Operation Smile
01/17/2017 at 20:25. Facebook
“When I have my surgery, it will be like I am born again. I will be a new person!” — Tereza

Before her surgery, Tereza never wanted to smile for photos. A lifetime of bullying had caused her too much pain and embarrassment. But these days, Tereza says that she cannot stop smiling! Learn how a new smile means a new life for Tereza: bit.ly/TerezasStory
Operation Smile
01/16/2017 at 03:35. Facebook
"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."

— William Arthur Ward
Growing up with a cleft was very difficult for Georgina. But after receiving free surgical care from Operation Smile Malawi, her life has been transformed! Georgina is much happier now that her speech problem has been corrected and she’s able to play with the other children without being called names.

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“Thank you, thank you, she is so beautiful." — Ana's mother

In Guatemala, 11-year-old Ana looks at herself for the first time after surgery. Her mother is overcome with emotion while medical volunteers gather around to support her in this beautiful moment.

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"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity." — Joseph Addison

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As long as there are children in the world who need our help, we'll do whatever it takes to give them the quality care they deserve.

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“He is going to be a beautiful boy.” – Greth, Erick Manuel’s mother

She was told that her son was a monster. But after Erick Manuel received a free surgery to repair his cleft lip, his mother is now confident that he has a bright future ahead of him! See more of Erick Manuel’s story here: bit.ly/ErickManuel
Wow! In 2016, Operation Smile supporters shared 115,156 photos with the Donate a Photo app, helping 479 children access life-changing surgery!

But we're not stopping there! Our next Donate a Photo goal is 44 new smiles by March 31! Let's help heal even more smiles in 2017 by uploading your photo today — and every day — this year!

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In 2016, you helped us transform the lives of thousands of children. Together, we will help even more people with cleft receive life-changing surgery in 2017! We cannot thank you enough for all that you have done — and continue to do — for families around the world!

Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy new year!
There's just a few hours left to help 2,000 children receive life-changing surgeries at the beginning of 2017! Donate before midnight tonight and your gift will be 3X matched to TRIPLE your impact! Don't miss out on this chance to transform the lives of even more children with cleft.

Start your new year by giving new smiles here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Celebrate the new year by giving new smiles to children with cleft! Donate today and you'll help give brighter smiles and brighter futures to 2,000 children in the first 60 days of 2017. Every gift before January 1 will be matched so you can help twice as many children waiting for surgery!

Make your life-changing gift here: bit.ly/2000Smiles
"Peace begins with a smile." — Mother Teresa

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When Mina was born with a cleft lip, her parents were shocked — they had never seen anyone with her condition before. Her mother thought that it was the result of a spell placed on her by someone in her community; her father thought that her lip was cut during delivery. Although Mina’s parents were relieved when they found out her lip could be repaired surgically, their hope turned to sadness...
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Thank you for all of the smiles you have brought to families around the world this holiday season. From our family to yours, happy holidays!
Still need a last-minute holiday gift? Give your loved ones a gift they’ll cherish – and give hope to a child born with cleft! For as little as $240, you can honor family members and friends by giving a life-changing surgery in their name! Give a new smile or other heartwarming gifts here: bit.ly/GivingCatalog
After five unsuccessful attempts to secure affordable surgery for her daughter at a hospital hours away, Ramata’s mother was feeling very discouraged. Thankfully, when Ramata was four years old, she learned about an Operation Smile medical mission where Ramata could access free cleft surgery. Tragically, they faced another setback — Ramata became sick with malaria just days before her...
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Before his surgery, Virgilio had no friends. Because he was called names and bullied throughout his childhood, he almost never socialized with anyone other than family members. Receiving surgery has empowered Virgilio with the confidence to venture outside of his family’s home and make his lifelong dream of having friends come true!

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20-year-old Virgilio has known his entire life that his severe cleft lip and cleft palate could be corrected with surgery. However, the cost of surgical care was far beyond what his family of farm laborers could afford. Thinking that he was the only person with his condition, Virgilio isolated himself from the outside world, never attending school and leaving his home only to go work on the...
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Tis’ the season to give smiles! Shop our holiday giving catalog and choose from more than 40 unique ways to bring a smile to a child with cleft. From antibiotics ($30), to equipment for exam stations ($25), to a shipment of Smile Bags ($75), every single gift you purchase from our catalog is critical to our ability to perform free, safe surgeries – and provide a comforting experience for our...
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Give the gift of SMILES this holiday season! Shop our holiday giving catalog and you’ll bring smiles to children in need of surgery as well as your family and friends. With every purchase, we’ll send a beautiful print or e-card to you or your loved one, so they'll know you've made a life-changing gift in their honor. And when you purchase a gift of $50 or more, you'll also receive a FREE gift...
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