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Operation Smile 2009 Celebrates its 27th Year of Providing New Smiles for Children Around the World
Date:12/28/2009

1,383 medical examinations, facial reconstructive surgeries for an unprecedented 868 children and young adults and over 6,600 dental treatments.

6. Operation Smile held its annual International Student Leadership Conference at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. More than 400 students from 16 countries came together to explore the concepts of leadership, philanthropy, and service. These future leaders, many of who attend medical missions, share their life-changing experience from the field. Read some of these stories at www.operationsmile.org/living_proof/student-stories/

7. U.S. News & World Report honored Operation Smile Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee as one of their 2009 America’s Best Leaders. In this 5th annual issue, the Magee’s were recognized for “their innovation and achievements, and dedicating their careers to improving the lives of people across the globe.” See more at: http://www.usnews.com/listings/best-leaders/12-bill-and-kathy-magee

8. Continued partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA) to help increase the level of basic care provided by medical professionals. As the only cleft organization that is a globally accredited International Training Organization of the AHA, Operation Smile trained medical volunteers and professionals in Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support resulting in over 1,800 new certifications worldwide.

9. Continued investment in Comprehensive Care Centers in China, Colombia, Honduras India, Jordan, Morocco and Vietnam. These care centers are the brick and mortar proof of how local Operation Smile foundations and medical professionals work
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