Operation Smile :) – Update

Some days you wake up and for a few seconds you are in total bliss. It’s a new day! And then your responsibilities dawn on you (no pun intended) and you just wish they would all go away so you can spend all day in bed watching movies!

I have been running a social media campaign for the past one month, I call it Operation Smile 🙂 . The link will lead to all the articles I have written about it.

I am trying to help a friend of mine get a jaw so he can smile again. His jaw was removed during surgery to remove a tumour.
The money he needs for surgery is Kshs. 150,000. So far I have managed to raise Kshs. 61,980.

If you are wondering why I did not go to the newspapers, I tried… but after being told to wait for editors to approve, that they did not do appeal stories any more and other reasons why the story couldn’t be aired/published, I decided to do it myself. My blog is my media.

I want to thank all of you guys for your help.

I visited him a Sunday back, and he looked well, physically. Well, save for lack of a jaw.

The author with Maoga in Ongata Rongai where he stays with his father.

So did he go into surgery?

Armed with the amount we had raised, his father took him to KNH. His doctor told him to make a deposit of at least half before they could begin treating him, but when his father told that’s all they had, he was referred to one of the hospital directors.

The director told him to go back to hospital today. From what his father implied, it seems as if they might go ahead and do the surgery even if the money is not enough. Crossing my fingers hoping this happens soon! Of course they will then slap him with a huge (huge here is relative, of course some people might see it as peanuts) bill, but I hope he will already be smiling by then.

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4 Responses to Operation Smile :) – Update

  1. At least they’ll go through with the surgery. We raised the much we could and for sure your efforts have not been in vain.


  2. Guest says:

    Great initiative and well done… If we could all learn to be our Brothers Keeper…

    MM (not that one)


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