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Operation Smile

Your Ambassador of JOY, Barry Shore, is honored to share the Co-Founder of one of the world’s most Empowering Organizations: Operation Smile. Yes, listen to the stirring words of Kathy Magee who along with her husband Bill brings Hope and Care to People around the world who suffer from Cleft Lip/Palate. Operation Smile was founded in 1982 by Dr. Bill P. Magee, Jr., a plastic surgeon, and his wife Kathleen (Kathy), a nurse and clinical social worker, after travelling to the Philippines with a group of medical volunteers to repair children’s cleft lips and cleft palates. What they found was overwhelming. Be ready to CHEER as You hear the Plans for the Interactive Learning Center to educate students, the community and visitors about culture, medicine, geography, and leadership. You will want to SHARE this Episode Worldwide.

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Show Notes:

  • 09:59 – Barry’s Rousing Introduction
  • 11:52 – Kathy shares Operation Smile’s mission in the Philippines
  • 23:36 – How Operation Smille is attracting youth and leadership
  • 37:00 – The countries that Operation Smile visited
  • 52:21-  Barry’s Interesting Wrap-up

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About Kathy Magee


Kathleen S. Magee, B.S.N., M.Ed., M.S.W., co-founded Operation Smile in 1982 with her husband, William P. Magee Jr., and currently serves as its President on a full-time, volunteer basis.

Operation Smile is a worldwide children’s medical charity whose network of global volunteers are dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults. To date, Operation Smile has provided more than 3.5 million comprehensive healthcare evaluations and performed over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities. Operation Smile works in more than 60 countries.