xoxoxoBruce Sunday Mar 15 06:39 PM
Mar 16, 2009: Operation Smile, Jordan
I figured since we're all friends here, you might like a backstage peek at some of the patients and the wonderful people that do this volunteer work.
A child in need ---------------------------------------------A worried mother with her fixed up, gooder than new, baby.
Ah, the beauty and the beast.
These Doctors, Nurses, Technicians, and certainly the patients and their families, thank you for your support.
Shawnee123 Sunday Mar 15 09:44 PM
Oh bless them. This is a worthy cause and I'm glad it's getting some attention.
spudcon Sunday Mar 15 11:17 PM
Those doctors and volunteers must have a lot of money to do what they're doing. We should raise taxes on rich people like them!
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Mar 15 11:19 PM
No, they only need a couple weeks off from work. The organization pays the expenses.
hipshot Monday Mar 16 12:00 AM
BRAVO TO YOU LARRY AND TO YOUR PARTNERS!!!! Showing the world a little love by fixing their kids can only be good...
capnhowdy Monday Mar 16 09:27 AM
See.... there IS good on this planet.
classicman Monday Mar 16 12:17 PM
Regardless, I applaud any and all of them that do this type of work/volunteering. Many of them go to very distant places and are at personal risk while doing so.
spudcon Monday Mar 16 01:21 PM
My feelings exactly, Classic. I'm sure there are people in other professions who use their wealth for good, and who don't publicize it. Our employees in Washington think they should raise their taxes, because the government can do a better job. Apart from waging war, I can't think of a thing that private enterprise can't do better than government.
sweetwater Monday Mar 16 02:24 PM
That's quite a talent - operate on just one small face, but put a smile on faces around the world. Good job, people!
monster Monday Mar 16 08:35 PM
WHAT? Aren't the Doctors volunteers too? Why must they have a lot of money? And why should they do it quietly? the more people who know about it, the more money will be donated, the more kids will be helped....
I think it's a great program, particularly as it focuses on a problem that is often not literally life-threatening, but pretty much ensures the kids will have no chance to escape their poverty unless the freak-show is hiring. And it trains local physicians to take over when they leave. Excellent.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Mar 16 11:26 PM
Yes, everyone is volunteering their time and expertise. No one is being compensated for time off from work. I don't know where in hell Classic got that from. The equipment and air travel is provided by Operation Smile.
classicman Tuesday Mar 17 12:04 AM
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Mar 17 12:27 AM
Well I was talking about Operation Smile.
classicman Tuesday Mar 17 12:51 AM
lol - I got that. I really didn't mean to offend or detract from this at all.