Friday, September 12, 2008

Blessed to Live in the U.S

I've been following Jeff's blog of the current Operation Smile mission.

Yesterday, they screened 204 patients, and by the end of today, they'll have screened over 350. Jeff posted pictures of the day. And this picture moved me to tears.This child looks to be about the same age as Rachel. And yet, his/her (I can't tell if it's a girl or boy) lip hasn't been fixed. If this child lived in the United States, the cleft lip would have been repaired by 12 months of age. Rachel's lip was repaired when she was 5 months old.

We are so blessed to live in a country where medical attention and insurance is available.

Through Operation Smile, this child's smile can be repaired for as little as $240, or just $20 a day. Donate a smile today.

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