Why We Must Promote Respectful Language for People with Physical Differences

By John Streit, Managing Editor, Operation Smile

As an ethical storyteller, it’s my job to share people’s own experiences in a way that would make them proud when they see it. That’s me on the right, preparing to interview a patient in Ghana.
  • National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month
  • National Birth Defects Awareness Month



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