The Smile Collection

As the mother of three children who were born with physical challenges, I have a special place in my heart to helping children with disabilities.  Since 2010, my family has raised more than $2 million to support Operation Smile through events, our Three Little Bears initiative, and now through our Smile Collection products.
Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity helping children and families in more than 60 countries.   In 2011, I launched The Three Little Bears named after my children, with my friend Kathy Van Zeeland.  We were introduced to Operation Smile through my children's surgeon, Dr. Ronald Zuker. My children were born with a rare medical condition called facial paralysis and through life changing transplant surgeries, they were able to smile. We know first hand the power of a smile.
When I launched my company, I knew that supporting this charity would be an opportunity to help children around the world.  Every product within The Smile Collection benefits Operation Smile.  Especially exciting for me was creating our Smile More designs with my son Luke for the collection. 
 
To learn more about Operation Smile and the Three Little Bears, visit www.operationsmile.org/bears. To learn more about my family's journey, you can see view this segment from The Today Show. http://www.today.com/health/operation-smile-brothers-give-teddy-bears-kids-having-surgery-facial-1D80046279