As the Director of Operation Smile Thailand, I am excited to publish the first quarterly newsletter for our friends, donors and volunteers. We’ve included news on upcoming events and missions, facts about our work and other project updates, and links to patient stories and volunteer testimonials. Take a look and let us know what you think. We hope that you find our content valuable and fun to read.
What did we do in 2012?
Missions: 6 ongoing and 2 weekly missions
Education Training: 1 Life Support Training for medical volunteers
What are we doing in 2013?
No. of Screenings: 102
No. of Patients Treated: 61
No. of Procedures: 66
No. of Screenings: 75
No. of Patients Treated: 39
No. of Procedures: 42
Chiang Mai Mission
Post op care: 50
Innovative Ongoing Missions Pioneered by Operation Smile Thailand Attracts International Interest
Operation Smile Thailand formed close partnerships with the Thai Ministry of Health and local hospitals in cities throughout Thailand.
Color Miles for Smiles 2013
Over 400 runners gathered at Wachirabenchatat Park for the ‘Color Miles for Smiles 2013’ event and raised over THB 370,000.
Post Today Donates Half Million Baht
On the occasion of its 10th Anniversary, Post Today newspaper donated THB 500,000 to Operation Smile Thailand in order to help put smiles on faces of those less fortunate.
September 13 -16, Ubon Ratchathani
Sponsor by dtac and Kids Action for Kids
Expect to treat 80 patients
November 3-8, Mae Sot, Tak
Back by popular demand!! The 3rd Annual “Fight Night!” white collar boxing charity event will take place at the Dusit Thani Bangkok on Oct 17, 2013
Patient Story: Tipayarat
When Tipayarat was born with a disfiguring cleft, there was almost no hope that she would ever be able to get the operation she needed to give her a normal life.
Volunteer Story: Craig Somerville
After seeing the children on screening day then during/after surgery was something that will stay in my heart forever and drives my passion to continue to raise awareness for children and adults who deserve to smile with confidence.