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Operation of Hope & Blessing Featured on CBS “The Doctors”

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Blog, Featured, Transformations | Comments Off on Operation of Hope & Blessing Featured on CBS “The Doctors”

Operation of Hope & Blessing Featured on CBS “The Doctors”

Tune-In Wednesday, January 7th! Check your local listing & mark your calendars for this amazing story! **Update: Watch the video at The Doctors  ** The journey started 5 long years ago and now, many surgeries later, thanks to the Operation of Hope family, a team of volunteers at the SHARP Memorial Hospital & PermaDontics in San Diego, land-mine victim, Blessing Makwera from Zimbabwe, Africa shares his inspirational story of receiving his handsome new face on CBS- The Doctors TV Show, January 7th! A special thank you, too to our friends at Nordstrom Rack in Boise, Idaho for their...

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Operation Of Hope Helps Rebuild A Young African Boys Face

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Transformations | Comments Off on Operation Of Hope Helps Rebuild A Young African Boys Face

Operation Of Hope Helps Rebuild A Young African Boys Face

It’s the kind of thing kids do all the time: Something on the ground catches their attention. It looks interesting and shiny. They pick it up. More often than not, it doesn’t alter your life forever. When Blessing Makwera was 14 years old, he found a landmine detonator in a field where he lived in Zimbabwe, Africa. Blessing thought the metal object was a small electric motor. He inserted the detonator between his teeth to free his hands so he could work. As he clenched his teeth, Blessing then carefully wired the detonator to a cell phone battery hoping the charge would bring the device to...

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New Video from Zimbabwe Mission

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on New Video from Zimbabwe Mission

Join us on a future mission! Filmed by Jessica Ellis...

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Join Us on the 4th Annual Tour de Hope Road Bike Ride – June 12

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Join Us on the 4th Annual Tour de Hope Road Bike Ride – June 12

Join Us on the 4th Annual Tour de Hope Road Bike Ride – June 12

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Blessing’s Hope for Lisa’s Boston Marathon

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Blessing’s Hope for Lisa’s Boston Marathon

Hi Friends: Our very own Operation of Hope, volunteer Lisa is running the Boston Marathon April 21st and Op of Hope, volunteer, Claire Donohue is volunteering at the event, as she does every year! And, fun news…. Blessing is registered for his next half marathon on April 19th, too- The Robbie Creek! He is currently attending Adult Education Classes near the local Community College until his next surgery and dental implants and according to Lisa, he’s getting used to the Idaho cold and making all kinds of friends! Lisa Blessing Blessing Running Lisa, with Blessing’s support, is raising funds...

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