Something To Make Her Smile

CALAUAN, Laguna — Seven-year old Nicole sighed with relief. At long last, it was done. Her bad tooth was finally pulled out and her agony has ended.

Two weeks ago, Nicole was wincing in pain. Her aching tooth really gave her a hard time. But now, she had something to smile about.

Her Answered Prayer

Nicole and her mother Janice have been living in BayaniJuan for over a year now after being relocated from Pasig. Janice is a dressmaker while her husband is a technician. As much as they wanted to take Nicole to a dentist, their financial constraints kept them from doing so.

“Going to the dentist is out of our budget. Added to the fact was that the clinic is so far from where we are living. The fare alone is already expensive,” Janice explained.

She added,” Each time I see my daughter in pain, I’m also hurt. What hurts me more is when I could not do anything to help her.”

When Janice heard that an Operation Blessing (OB) team will conduct a free dental mission in Bayanijuan, she knew it was God’s answer to her prayers.

“God never wanted to see my daughter suffering. So, He sent you here. I thank God for bringing you to us. You are such a great blessing,” Janice told OB.

“Now my daughter can show her sweet smile. Thanks to you.”

What Money Can’t Buy

Aside from the free dental mission, Operation Blessing also conducted its Holiday of Hope and Cheers (HOHC), OB’s gift-giving program, for almost 500 kids residing in BayaniJuan. The children received toys, snacks and free toothbrushes. In addition, they were also taught how to brush their teeth properly.

Anton wore a big grin after getting the treats. “This is my first time to receive gifts from people whom I don’t know. I am so happy,” he said.

That day, the smiles of the children who benefited from OB’s dental and gift-giving program were countless.

Indeed, there are some things in this world that money can’t buy. By helping Operation Blessing, you can be part of giving these unforgettable memories to many more children.

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