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This week has been lots of fun for us, and some not so fun times (sigh, pre-tween agnst is here).....
One of the somewhat feared events was Miss Grace's FIRST visit to the orthodontist.
Yes, not even age 8 and she's having to visit. SIGH.
Lucky for us it wasn't nowhere near as bad as we feared and her dentist was thinking. No braces YET...we need to re-evaluate in a year, based on how some of her adult teeth start coming in. Definitely in her future, but not just yet. Whew. Some pre-tween angst saved for now!
Luckily Miss Grace LOVED the orthodontist and his entire staff, so she is quite happy to go back there (she may reevaluate that opinion after the first tightening of braces). She and the orthodontist had quite a discussion on Christianity and how he was leaving on a dental mission the next day! She was totally enchanted about how he was giving to children in other countries, who need dental work but have no access to it! Having access to corrective dental work is something we all take for granted, isn't it?
Operation Smile is aware of that, and has made it THEIR mission to provide safe and effective cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, and postoperative, ongoing, medical and dental therapies to children in over 60 low and middle income countries, around the world. Operation Smile was the pioneer in advocating for the importance of safe surgery in resource poor environments, and is the largest surgical charity of its kind,
Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft. A child with a cleft has twice the odds of dying before their first birthday. Children with cleft conditions who survive may have difficulty eating, speaking, hearing or breathing properly. In some places, they are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can't afford the surgeries they need to live a productive life. Every child deserves access to safe, quality surgical care. Every child deserves a future filled with hope.
Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided 220,000 free surgical procedures for children and young adults. And that is something we can all get behind and support!
If you have a child in college, or are in college yourself (way to go!), there is a VERY simple way YOU can help Operation Smile and kids in need: rent a textbook through Campus Book Rentals!
How does it work?:
SO to repeat, not only are you giving to a child in need of cleft palate surgery, with EVERY textbook you rent from Campus Book Rentals (who are committed to funding 80 surgeries this year!).
Plus you get:
- 40-90% savings off of campus bookstore prices
- free shipping to you, and back to Campus Book Rentals, when the term is over
- you can highlight and mark in the textbooks, just like you would a book you bought
- they have flexible renting periods, say if it's only a 6 week period you need the book for
- 15 day grace period to return the book when your rental period ends, in case you need the book for a few more days
How cool is that? It's like EVERYONE wins!
And with the uber high cost of textbooks, saving money there is a really high priority for everybody! Plus, let's be honest, how many of those textbooks are you really going to want to keep? I can tell you from personal experience, they will be totally outdated within 5 years. So why not save the money with Campus Book Rentals, save your bookshelves from unnecessary weight and have less books to move around after you move on from college?
So head on over and see if they have all the textbooks YOU need!