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Operation Smile  International medical nonprofit providing free, safe #surgery to individuals born with #cleft conditions around the 🌎

Beat the #SundayBlues by reading Prince's story. He received surgery to repair his cleft as a baby – the ideal time to ensure a full recovery. He’ll never know the suffering that many children with cleft conditions have to endure. bit.ly/PrinceMWI #linkinbio #Malawi 📷 @margheritamirabella

Tomorrow is the first day of surgery at our mission site in Bacolod, #Philippines. Over the course of the week, our team will provide free, safe surgery to more than 100 patients just like Rhine. 📸 Marc Ascher

Alfred lived for 52 years with a cleft lip. He never knew surgery could help him until a patient advocate knocked on his door and told him about #OperationSmile. Read more stories of healing from our 10th anniversary in #Madagascar bit.ly/MDGHeal #linkinbio 📷 @rohannamertens

Want to stay in the loop about our work healing smiles around the world? Sign up and you'll be the first to receive news, updates and heartwarming stories from #OperationSmile bit.ly/OSEmail 📷 @carlopezrueda

Please join us in wishing Smile Ambassador @therealdavidcharvet a happy birthday! #HBD 📷 Marc Ascher

Last week we held a medical mission in #Guatemala and provided free, safe surgery to more than 60 children living with cleft lip and cleft palate. Check out these mother's reactions when they saw their children for the first time after surgery. 📷 @carlopezrueda

This is a note from Eden Rose, whose 2-year-old daughter Jinden recently received surgery in the #Philippines to repair her cleft lip and changed her life. Happy #MothersDay to all the wonderful moms like Eden Rose! ❤️ 📷 Marc Ascher

Norrie Oelkers is one of our most dedicated volunteer nurses, serving on 42 international medical missions over the past 21 years. Yesterday, in celebration of the @unitednations 2nd annual International Nurses Day, Norrie was selected by Nurses With Global Impact to be honored for her work.

Norrie says, “I feel honored and humbled to receive this award ... I accept it on behalf of all of my fellow Operation Smile nurses who have dedicated their lives to helping children throughout the world to have a chance to live a normal life. We truly work together to change children’s lives, one smile at a time!” 📸 Marc Ascher, @zutelightfoot and @jasminshahphoto. Continue reading #linkinbio bit.ly/NorrieO #nursesweek #nurses #nursesweek2018

NEXT 2018 has officially come to a close. As we look back at the week, we want to thank two of the people that made #OperationSmile what it is today: Our Co-Founders Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee. The organization they founded 36 years ago has grown into a family of committed individuals that dedicate their lives to helping children born with cleft around the world. #OSNextLevel

Shopping for #MothersDay? Use #AmazonSmile and a percentage of your purchase will help children living with cleft conditions. Start shopping today to heal smiles! bit.ly/OSAmazonSmile

Today, our NEXT 2018 medical conference started in Norfolk, #Virginia. For the next three days, the conference will bring together 300 medical professionals from more than 30 countries to focus on developing innovations in cleft care and global surgery. The conference includes participants from global organizations like @partnersinhealth, @mananutrition, the World Federation for Safe Anesthesia and more. #osnextlevel #linkinbio 📷 Marc Ascher

Today, nearly a hundred medical students from around the globe gathered at @evmsedu, @johnshopkinsu and @gwuniversity to receive training in surgery, anesthesia and pediatrics that will help them address the needs of patients in their home countries. The hands-on training is part of our 2018 NEXT medical conference taking place this week in Norfolk, Virginia. Follow #OSNextLevel for an inside look at how we're developing innovative ways to deliver free, safe surgery to children with cleft around the world. #LinkInBio 📷 Marc Ascher

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