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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Operation Smile Year in Review

152 Medical Missions in 33 countries,

26,611 Free Physical Examinations


16,113 lives transformed.

And that's only those who received surgery.

Thousands and thousands of volunteers from over 60 different countries came together this year to make these missions possible. I was fortunate enough to be one of those. I can testify thousands of hearts were transformed. Not physically by any means of an operation- but by a simple smile.

And that's only the mission volunteers.

700+ student clubs all around the world coming together to raise awareness and hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

We had our annual OpSmile International Student Leadership Conference. Over 400 driven students from 16 different countries around the world who commenced at a new school year to further these efforts.

Another excellent Executive Leadership Council began their term to lead a new year off for Student Programs, as well as a newly formed College Council to develop and sustain University Programs

A new student-started initiative called Millions reaching Millions hoping to raise $1,000,000 and 1,000,000 Smile Bag supplies to completely run a student-sponsored medical mission.

And that's only students.

Millions of dollars raised by corporate donors, families, service groups, clubs, fundraisers and generous citizens who hope to heal humanity so that thousands of innocent babies, children, teenagers and even adults could receive a simple surgery for a second chance at life. 

This is just a cumulation of the selfless work of hundreds of Operation Smile employees, hundreds of thousands of volunteers, millions of dollars, and one dream, one purpose, one goal.

And that's only 2010.

A  happy and healthy new year to you.
Here's to another beautiful and life-changing year.
Thank you for  your readership, your love, your support, your generous donations and your choice to Be the Change.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful post/video Lisa.
    Love Operation Smile.
    Amazing what a little giving, from many can accomplish!
    Way to make a difference.