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Tyesha Moore
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Operation Smile

Tyesha Moore
March 30, 2011
Public Speaking
Honor Code__________Tyesha Moore____ Ms. Wills

General Purpose: To persuade

Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience why they should donate to Operation Smile.

Central Idea: Operation Smile is a charity organization to help children around the world with cleft lip and cleft palates.

Organization Method: Problem-Solution

I. Introduction
As I turn through the channels on television this small child with a cleft lip catches my eye. I began to watch and educated myself about the child. Operation Smile is a non-profit organization based in Norfolk, Virginia. Operation was founded in 1982 to provide cleft lip and palate repair surgeries to children worldwide. I am here today to get people to learn, volunteer, and donate to Operation Smile. The doctors who perform the surgery are doing this wonderful deed for no charge so donating is greatly appreciated. II. Body A. Cleft lip and cleft palate are variations of a type of clefting caused by abnormal facial development during gestation. 1. A cleft is an opening. It is the non-fusion of the body’s natural structures that form before birth. 2. Most children with cleft lip and palate have speech problems B. There are different programs to volunteer in with Operation Smile. Medical volunteers are making a difference in the lives of children with cleft and cleft palate. C. Donations of any value are greatly appreciated. You can donate $240 for the year, or as little as $20 dollars a month. 1. You can become a smile partner and your donation can be charged from your account ever month so you will not forget. III. Conclusion
In conclusion, you never know when you might have a family member or someone you know born with this deformity. Operation smile does this procedure for free; so donating as

Bibliography: Berkowitz, Samuel. Cleft Lip and Palate: Diagnosis and Management. Berlin: Springer, 2006. Peterson-Falzone, Sally J., Mary A. Hardin-Jones, Michael P. Karnell, and Betty Jane. McWilliams. Cleft Palate Speech. St. Louis: Mosby, 2001. Worldwide Children’s Charity Organization, Operation Smile, Provides Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Surgeries for Children in Need. - Operation Smile. Web. 30 Mar. 2011. <>.

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