Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Making a Difference Program with Operation Smile

If you have been reading my blog for a while, or if you know me in real life, you know that I love helping people, and I especially love helping companies and brands that donate to charity.
 One of the most important charities to me and my family is, Operation Smile. Operation Smile, helps children who were born with cleft lip and/or cleft palate, or other facial deformities, receive the surgeries they need to live a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.
 This is very important to us because our 4th child, Deegan, was born with cleft lip and club foot. Luckily, he has had a couple of his surgeries so far, and you wouldn't be able to tell that he was born with it, unless you saw a picture or knew him personally. It was hard to let the nurses take him the morning of his lip surgery, it was also hard to say goodbye to his adorable, extra big smile that we loved so much. (Yes of course we wanted his surgery to be a great success and we were anxious to see him afterwards!)
Naturally, when I see a brand or a company who goes out of their way to help children, I like to do what I can to try and utilize them, whether it's for my own family, a friend or relative or my readers. Although I can not at the present time, benefit from, Campus Book Rentals , I do spread the word about them to anybody I know who could benefit from them.
 I love how this company was created by a college kid himself, and the free shipping back and forth hits the spot too!
 If you have books you would like to rent out, you definitely have to look into this website! Not only are you helping other students across the country, but you can end up earning a lot more money renting your books, rather then just selling them. Campus Book Rentals, will rent your book(s), over and over and over again, to as many students who need it. Each time your book(s) are rented, you get paid! (That's a very cool way to earn some extra cash!!) You can find out more about this program in the following video: 

Along with earning some extra cash when you rent out your own books, you can also earn some extra money when you refer friends! Wow!! You could really end up not having to pay to rent your own books needed for college, or, if you already graduated, maybe this could help with some student loan payments:)
 Of course I can't end this post without a couple before and after pictures of our own little angel, Deegan James...
This is Deegan before his cleft lip surgery! (See what I mean about that gorgeous smile??)
AND this is Deegan after his surgery!
Stunning isn't it?? You can see how important it is for these children and their families to be able to have these types of surgeries, whether they can afford them or not. It is not only needed for their health and dental benefits, but also for their self esteem and confidence and lives!

1 comment:

  1. He does have a gorgeous smile! What a precious, beautiful little boy!