July 30, 2015

Give the Gift of Smile

As a kid I grew up to be a jolly person. I know a lot of people who say I live up to my name, Jolly. I don't know, I just believe in what they say that the best thing you can wear is your smile. I flaunt it, always. Coincidentally, I've heard a lot of friends tell me why is there always a smile on my face. They seem to notice even when I'm just walking along the corridors of my previous school. No, I am not crazy and I think I smile subconsciously because I oftentimes choose to be happy.

Apparently, even if most people feel happy, some of them are afraid and extra shy to show it. I know someone very close to me who does. This is because of her crooked teeth. Like seriously, it's like a zigzag road leading to a jungle. I know that's the reason she doesn't smile that often, which is unfortunate because she's the funniest person I've ever known. She's one of the reasons I put a smile on my face. I think I just have to disclose that the person I am referring to is my sister. Luckily, she got it fixed just a few years ago when my mom had extra money for the operation. I am so glad to see her smile every single time during photo opps. That puts another smile on my face.

Now, imagine if my mom was not able to save for her surgery? She could have spent more than half of her life not completely happy. And her issue is just crooked teeth, imagine those with cleft lip, the young ones who have it and are financially incapable of getting a surgery.

Now you need not worry too much, because there's an organization willing to do just that. It's called Operation Smile which gives less fortunate children an access to medical programs including international & local medical missions, care centers, research programs, etc. They have been doing it for more than three (3) decades now and they won't be able to continue without our help.

Learn more about Operation Smile by watching this short video clip:
“Every child that has a facial deformity is our responsibility. If we don’t take care of that child, there’s no guarantee that anyone else will.”
- Kathy Magee, Operation Smile Co-founder and President

DISCLOSURE
This is a sponsored post but everything was based on my honest opinion.

6 comments :

  1. My father-in-law give/donate to this mission. He always say "These babies are not suppose to suffer like that".

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  2. It has always been my dream to be involved in an Operation Smile. Such a noble cause...

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  3. How nice of OPeration Smile to help less fortunate families. More power to them and I hope they will continue doing this for many years.

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  4. This is one great idea that needs major sponsors to attend to thousands of kids who have such deformities.

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  5. Smiling to people you don't know just makes their day maybe better as they'll smile back when you give one.

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  6. I love Operation Smile! They always visit Cebu City every year and give children free operation to have a beautiful smile!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!