Our Mission: We are changing lives, one face at a time.
Please join our 7th Annual Operation Changing Lives 5k Run/Walk to benefit Operation Changing Lives.
Toys will be collected and will be given to underprivileged children in our community. Last year we were able to provide for over 4,000 elementary children in Volusia County, and our goals is to double that this year.
Operation Changing Lives is a non-profit 501 c3 medical service organization based in Daytona Beach, Florida. Founded in 2008, OCL’s primary purpose is to perform life-altering maxillofacial surgeries on disadvantaged patients with severe facial deformities, both in the United States and abroad.
We’re more than a non-profit organization. We’re more than a charity. We are a team of dedicated medical professionals with compassionate hearts volunteering our efforts to provide safe, effective reconstructive surgeries to correct facial disfigurements due to birth defects, trauma or disease. Our reward is the joy we see on our patients’ faces. Thanks to the generosity and spirit of volunteerism shown by our supporters, we change numerous lives per year and give many patients a chance at a new life because of our work. OCL is funded through donations from private donors and local businesses. Our free surgeries and medical missions are made possible by volunteers and donors who generously contribute time, talent and resources to our cause. Drs. Akers, Schalit, Thayer and Hamilton and all who assist in providing surgical care do so on a purely voluntary basis, with no compensation for their time or services.