Operation Smile Univerity of Maryland Chapter
What We're About
Operation Smile is an organization that has been around for 25 years now, and the University of Maryland Chapter has recently been established. The mission of Operation Smile is to give children with facial deformities the opportunity to smile and lead a normal life, by raising money to sponsor surgeries. The goal of our chapter is to try an raise as much money and awareness as possible by engaging in chartity events, fund-raisers, etc. "There are so many problems in the world that have no solution, but this has a solution, and we can be a part of the solution" Dr. McGee.
We will be looking for a webmaster and for someone to be in change of Adverstising, so let me know if your are interested. Positions will be given on a first come first serve basis. Elections for postions will be held at the end of the semester so that everyone will be given equal consideration.
In my language, in Vietnamese, my name Thanh Ngan means "star." I was tarnished though, born into a family of three, with a cleft lip and a gaping hole in my palate. For the first three years of my life, I was living in shame and isolation in the small village of Quy Nhon province in southern Vietnam.
Hearing about the Operation Smile team coming to Danang in 2002, my whole family traveled for miles to see if they could help me. Though it was late on screening day, our efforts finally paid off - I was accepted for surgery. Now my star shines brightly and my future is as open to possibility as the heavens.
My name is Miluska, and the reason I got involved with Operation Smile is because I pesonally agree with Dr. McGee's message that we can be part of a solution and actually influence a child's life by simply providing awareness and helping raise money. It only takes $245 to sponsor a surgery that only takes two hours, and that alone is sufficient to change a child's life forever and give him/her the opportunity to smile!
"Changing Lives One Smile at a Time"