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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Give a New Smile to a Child

This is sponsored post written by me on behalf of CampusBookRentals.

Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft. A child with a cleft has twice the odds of dying before their first birthday. Children with cleft conditions who survive may have difficulty eating, speaking, hearing or breathing properly. In some places, they are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can't afford the surgeries they need to live a productive life. Every child deserves access to safe, quality surgical care. Every child deserves a future filled with hope.

That's where Operation Smile comes in. Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that performs safe, effective cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, and delivers postoperative and ongoing medical therapies to children in low and middle income countries.

Operation Smile is a pioneer in advocating for the importance of safe surgery in resource poor environments and is the largest surgical charity of its kind, leading research into the causes of cleft lip and cleft palate, and its prevention, treatment and eradication.

Operation Smile is the largest volunteer-based children's medical charity providing free cleft surgeries. Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided 220,000 free surgical procedures for children and young adults. Their work creates a lasting global impact. They train local medical professionals in developing countries and strengthen healthcare systems so more children in some of the poorest areas in the world can be treated.

As one of the most prominent charities for children in the world, they work in over 60 countries to heal children’s smiles and bring hope for a better future. Together, we are saving children’s lives. Thanks to the generosity and spirit of volunteerism shown by supporters, they heal thousands of children per year.

Campus Book Rentals donates to Operation Smile with each textbook rented. With Campus Book Rentals you can save 40-90% off of bookstore prices with free shipping both ways. How does Campus Book Rentals work? Check out this video for more info.

This is sponsored post written by me on behalf of CampusBookRentals. I received compensation to share this post. All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. What a fantastic cause! I'd never heard of them before; thanks for sharing this!


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