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Operation Smile Celebrates 30 Years with Month-Long Mission

The global charity returns to the Philippines and performs over free reconstructive surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates.

L Stichting Hart voor Kinderen - They care

L Stichting Hart voor Kinderen - They care

Hero for the animals of Fukushima      A year after a devastating tsunami ravaged parts of Japan, the town of Tomioka is still under mandatory evacuation. It’s just 10 miles from the Fukushima nuclear plant, well inside the “exclusion zone.” But one man, Naoto Matsumura, refuses to leave. And for one reason: to care for the abandoned animals who have no way out.  The heroism — the absolute selflessness — is almost beyond comprehension.

Hero for the animals of Fukushima

After receiving a surgery to repair her cleft lip, one-year-old Shaina snuggles close to her mother, Rowena. Shaina is one of several children who received life-transforming surgeries during Operation Smile’s medical mission in Davao, Philippines. (Operation Smile Photo - Peter Stuckings)

After receiving a surgery to repair her cleft lip, one-year-old Shaina snuggles close to her mother, Rowena. Shaina is one of several children who received life-transforming surgeries during Operation Smile’s medical mission in Davao, Philippines. (Operation Smile Photo - Peter Stuckings)

The NAM device is used with children diagnosed with cleft lip to shape the nose and lips prior to surgery. Read parents' stories about their experience using the NAM.

The NAM device is used with children diagnosed with cleft lip to shape the nose and lips prior to surgery. Read parents' stories about their experience using the NAM.

#OPERATIONSMILE RINGRAZIA DI CUORE IL GRUPPO #GIOVANI IMPRENDITORI DI VENEZIA (GGI). GRAZIE ALLA LORO RACCOLTA FONDI 79 BAMBINI SONO STATI OPERATI AD AMMAN DURANTE LA #MISSIONE MEDICA DEDICATA ALLA PICCOLA VITTORIA, SCOMPARSA TRAGICAMENTE A 2 ANNI QUALCHE MESE FA E FIGLIA DI RAFFAELE, CHE FA PARTE DEL GRUPPO. 79 NUOVI #SORRISI E NUOVE VITE NEL RICORDO DI VITTORIA

#OPERATIONSMILE RINGRAZIA DI CUORE IL GRUPPO #GIOVANI IMPRENDITORI DI VENEZIA (GGI). GRAZIE ALLA LORO RACCOLTA FONDI 79 BAMBINI SONO STATI OPERATI AD AMMAN DURANTE LA #MISSIONE MEDICA DEDICATA ALLA PICCOLA VITTORIA, SCOMPARSA TRAGICAMENTE A 2 ANNI QUALCHE MESE FA E FIGLIA DI RAFFAELE, CHE FA PARTE DEL GRUPPO. 79 NUOVI #SORRISI E NUOVE VITE NEL RICORDO DI VITTORIA

UNICEF - The Convention on the Rights of the Child - CRC Turns 20 - 20 years of the CRC

The Convention on the Rights of the Child - CRC Turns 20 - 20 years of the CRC

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Luke Bear in Panama for Operation Smile  #OperationSmile #SweetSmile #SweetLisas

Luke Bear in Panama for Operation Smile

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