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Dehradun, India-Nicole Friedland, Interplast chief development officer. Photo by John Urban.
Yesterday the Oscars were held in America. We were delighted to learn that our wonderful partner The Smile Train received an Academy Award for best short documentary for the film Smile Pinki. The team was hoping to be back to the hotel by 8:30 pm to have a small Oscar party and watch the rerun of the show on the English TV station. How striking a contrast to think of the patients we are working on now and the challenges they face in their lives against the epitome of the celebration of all that is beautiful. I am so grateful that this forum became a chance to share the story of poor people around the world who simply need help from their global community. This is called humanity.