CHANGING THE WORLD – ONE SMILE AT A TIME – by Lois W. Stern
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Plastic Surgery Is Not Just About Beauty
Last week I posted the story, A Smile Goes a Long Way, written by author Pauline Hager. This morning I came upon an article in the Business Mirror titled: Changing the World – One Smile at a Time. We are talking here about a wonderful organization named Operation Smile, which has succeeded through the volunteer work of plastic and reconstruction surgeons across the world.
Operation Smile started out as personal vision of Dr. Bill Magee and his wife, after seeing first hand the number of children with clefts in underdeveloped countries. In 1982, they set out to make a difference by bringing a team of plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, pediatricians and dentists with them to the Philippines. Thirty years later, Operation Smile is still growing strong as the need to treat clefts increases each year. In 2011 alone, Operation Smile treated over 15,000 patients.
Beauty Without . . .
What’s Your Passion?
About loiswsternI was in education for just over 20 years when I unexpectedly pursued another passion and entered the world of authors and journalists. I have since published two non-fiction, full length books on different aspects of beauty, but also avidly endorse the confluence of Inner and Outer beauty. I have written feature articles for Long Island Beauty Guide and LI Woman, and have served as Editor-at-large for MakeMeHeal.com, the largest Internet site for plastic surgery and beauty needs. I enjoy researching what's new in the world of aesthetics & anti-aging and devote one of my blogs: www.FabulousBeautyBlog.wordpress.com to sharing cutting edge, hype-free information. I devote my second blog to my other passion: writing, collecting and sharing stories to warm the spirit and inspire the soul. To this end, I have created an 'Authors Helping Authors' project/contest, to create books for inspiration, the first of which is titled: Tales 2 Inspire ~ Beyond Coincidence. It is a jewel of a book, filled with inspiring stories and full color original photos and/or drawings. If you're a talented writer with one inspiring story to share, visit www.tales2inspire.com to learn how to participate. FREE to enter. All you need is the talent and perseverance to do so. Lots of positive platform building opportunities for the winners. Learn more at: www.tales2inspire.com.
Posted on June 3, 2012, in Making the World a Better Place, Peaceful Reflections, Tales2Inspire, Words to Inspire and tagged "a smile has the same meaning throughout the world", "cleft palate", "Operation Smile", "the importance of a smile", author, Lois W. Stern. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.