In 3 hours, the team raised over 500 dollars to help children in third world countries get desperately needed surgeries.
For those of who haven’t heard about the great work Operation Smile is doing, they are an organization that invests time and money in impoverished nations so that the children living there can get surgeries to repair cleft lip and cleft palates. Cleft lip and palates are conditions where the lip or roof of the mouth don’t grow together fully. When left untreated these conditions can lead to speech problems, dietary issues and endless ridicule. This problem is present in the US but because of the convenience of modern medicine, no child is left untreated.
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up,” said John Holmes. Nice work team and keep lifting people up!