I was watching Mrs. McCain’s speech Thursday night at the Republican National Convention, during which she mentioned Operation Smile. This fine group of plastic surgeons, ENTs, dentists (and many other medical specialists) did the work on Bridget McCain‘s cleft lip and palette, John and Cindy’s daughter whom they were entrusted with by Mother Theresa.
This is truly a tremendous group. Kat and I both have been on several missions with them in the Philippines… Kat reporting for television coverage on The 700 Club and producing an award-winning special on their work, while I was doing pre and post op photography, shooting video and then scrubbing in and assisting in the OR.
I salute the founders of Operation Smile, Bill and Kathy McGee, they have built something that has impacted the world and is well on its way to having a volunteer living in the White House — a non-profit’s dream. My view of Cindy McCain changed drastically from the woman with seven houses to a giving and caring relief volunteer. Amazing the power of TV.