Our employees Valerie Lim (Singapore) and Ingrid Kerren (Belgium) participated in a Mölnlycke Volunteer medical mission with Operation Smile in the Assam region of India during September 20-28, 2012 representing Mölnlycke Health Care. Their volunteer effort allowed them to get involved in changing a child’s life forever.
(Warning: video contains severe facial deformities.)
“Life is short and life is not just about money or work. I just want to make myself a better person and see things in a different view and with that I hope that I can share my experience not only with my colleagues but with those people that I love. This will definitely make my life a more meaningful one.” –Valerie Lim before departure
Operation Smile & Mölnlycke Health Care
Operation Smile’s medical volunteers provide safe, effective and free cleft lip and cleft palate repair surgery for children born all over the world. They are an international medical humanitarian organization dedicated to raising awareness of this life-threatening issue and providing lasting solutions that will allow children to be healed, regardless of financial standing, well into the future.
They have a presence in over 60 countries, and their free surgeries and medical missions are made possible by the thousands of volunteers and donors, throughout the world, who generously contribute time, talent and resources to the cause.
Mölnlycke has been one of Operation Smile's partners since 2004. Every year we donate close to 250.000 pairs of Biogel® surgical gloves and a variety of wound care products to this organization.
Through the Operation Smile Volunteer Program, our employees can join Operation Smile medical missions and help restore smiles in different parts of the world. During the two weeks the Mölnlycke selected volunteers will be a part of the Operation Smile team, assisting with numerous different tasks.
June 2012, our employee Joanne Douglas travelled with Operation Smile to Nghe An, Vietnam to help provide free surgeries to children born with cleft lips and palates. View her video diary about her experiences from the field.
Milt Hinsch, a Technical Services Director in the US, participated in an Operation Smile mission to China. He helped restore smiles to a number of children’s faces – among others, Yuan Lulu, a boy abandoned by his parents at birth.
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Watch Yuan LuLu's story from Milt's Operation Smile mission
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