PETITION: Help a Child Smile

    1. Kelli S
    2. Petition by

      Kelli S

      Orange Cove, CA

For more than 25 years, Operation Smile has been helping children around the world afflicted with facial deformities such as cleft lips and cleft palates. A child born with a facial deformity is mocked and ridiculed. Eating and speaking are difficult. These children often end up totally dependent on their families who may even shut them away, believing they are cursed. Children who grow up with unrepaired cleft lips and cleft palates have difficulty developing social skills or leading productive lives. Since 1982, Operation Smile's volunteer medical teams have treated more that 115,000 children providing free surgery, medical care and follow up treatment. Now they are going to Madagascar. This is the organization's second medical mission to this country and we are asking that people send messages of hope to the children who will be receiving the corrective surgery. These children are now ostracized and objects of ridicule, but they will soon be able to smile without fear. Won't you help encourage them to smile? Send a message of hope.
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/225308383?z00m=14873861

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    • leatrice brantley FT LAUDERDALE, FL
      • almost 6 years ago

      Your prayers will be answered!  God will bless you!

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    • J F LV, NV
      • almost 6 years ago

      This petiton has been closed so I am cancelling the pledge since I couldn't complete it. :-( 

      Maybe the action could be updated?

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    • Iro K ATHENS, GREECE
      • almost 6 years ago

      This petition has been closed. ??????????????????????????????????

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      • about 6 years ago

      Happiness of our children now simply give us the prospective of a brighter tomorow

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    • Jennifer LaPrad PHOENIX, AZ
      • about 6 years ago

      A nice smile for children free of deformities is something we all should take pride in helping out in. This could have a direct impact on self-esteem, confidence and so more. Unfortunately your appearance may help or hurt in this world and that is a sad fact.

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