Our speaker last week was Ruth Bowling from Florida Hospital. Her program was one which not only brought tears to many eyes but made each and every one of us PROUD TO BE A ROTARIAN! Ruth said that Rotary International had helped accomplish what Florida Hospital and its over 23,000 employees could not. With influential contacts around the world, Rotarians have arranged for their doctors to travel to other countries and perform lifesaving operations on children from impoverished families. “Florida Smiles” is a program started by Winter Park Rotary Club and Florida Hospital to heal children around the world born with clefts. Here is a one-minute video which is well worth watching:

Here’s another YouTube video that shows the entire story of a child born with a cleft lip and palate in Mexico, and how we partnered to heal this little one:

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