Operation Smile’s Founders Reflect on How Life Is a Contact Sport

For inspiration in the new year, it helps to remember that “sometimes the strongest bonds of friendship get forged in the service of others.” In this clip from the Hilton Prize Coalition’s “Leading Thoughts” Storytelling Program series, Kathleen Magee and Bill Magee, co-founders of Operation Smile, describe how a whole new model of emergency response emerged out of a simple question from fellow Coalition member Partners in Health, with whom they had been partnering in Haiti when the devastating earthquake of 2010 hit.


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