Great Stories of Smiles from Around the World
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
From Look To The Stars:
As reported by Look To The Stars last month, Chan spent an hour assisting in the surgery on Quy Thien Tran, a 6-month-old boy with a primary cleft. It was an experience Chan says will be with him for the rest of his life.Read the whole story posted by Charlie Triplett
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Via Sunshine Coast Daily:
Sport photography is always full of surprises, which is one of the reasons photographers love it so much.
A recent assignment to take a team shot of the Eumundi Dragons before they played seemed simple enough. Line them up, click, all done in the blink of an eye.
Job finished, or so I thought.
It was only then I noticed little Rhys Lloyd leading his team out to the middle of the field holding the ball.
It was not his red hair, nor his beaming smile that caught my eye as the Under 8s shuffled on to the field on this blustery wet day at Caloundra. Rhys had one fully-functional arm.
This I had to see.
Being born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, a rare congenital birth defect believed to be caused by the entrapment of foetal parts in fibrous amniotic bands during pregnancy, clearly didn’t hamper this little champion.
Read the whole story posted by Charlie Triplett