Gimme a smile !

It was hard to find a movie to introduce this subject! Actually, the subject itself would be perfect if we made a movie based on it…

« Every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft. Operation Smile provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip and other facial deformities for children around the globe».

On May 12th, « Operation Smile South Africa» (OSSA) passed by Madagascar to spread their smiling spirit. They were here before and came back for post surgery check up.

As all volunteers were English speakers, they needed translator in order to communicate with local people and patients. Thanks to Lovah from Carlton Hotel Madagascar, they contacted “ICE CLUB”. When our dear ICE members: Nathalie, Haïna, Ando and Rotsy heard « Operation Smile », they didn’t hesitate to take part of the adventure.

Ready !

And so, for 6 hours non stop, we received families whom a family member had surgery. They were all ages :  6 months old baby to adult person, and came from every part of Madagascar (Tamatave, Antsirabe, Majunga, … ). A family that lived in a deep far countryside, left their home at 5:30 AM to be at HJRA (Hospital) at 8… At the end, we counted more than one hundred people we talked to, get to know, and saw smiling !

“Operation smile” is on its 6th mission in Madagascar, they helped more than 1.200 Malagasy people till now. They are surgeons, dentists, doctors but also photographs, students, workers, simple person as you and me, devoting their time and money to bring hope for unfortunate people to have a better future. They thanked us a lot for our help, but we couldn’t thank them enough for the experience they allowed us to live. We had fun and helped people at the same time. And needless to say that it was priceless to see people smiling.

“Operation Smile” will be back on August 2012, and we will be there to help indeed ! 🙂

Amazing Great Smiling Team !


“Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” 

Mother Theresa

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“When I first saw you I fell in love and you smiled because you knew.”

 – William Shakespeare

Pictures to make you smile!

Fun on the bus

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N’ICE Teeth …