Denim + Diamonds

February 5, 2015

Join Kristen Taekman, Model and Cast Member of The Real Housewives of New York City for an evening of Denim + Diamonds to benefit international children’s cleft charity, Smile Train.

World Innovation Summit for Health

February 17, 2015

World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) selects virtual surgery simulator, Smile Train, to be showcased at global summit.

London Marathon 2015

April 26, 2015

Be a part of the London Marathon with Smile Train Team EMPOWER and not only take your running experience to the next level, change the life of a child in need.

Li Suhai: An Improbable College Dream

Henan, China – In his own words, 22 year old Li Suhai talks about the obstacles he had to overcome while growing up with a cleft in order to attend college. My name is Li Suhai, I am 22 years old, and this is my story. I was born in a remote village of Henan […]

The Family With the Largest Smiles

Janta Kumari Singh and her husband Dayal are the proud parents of five daughters, four of which were born with congenital cleft lip and palate. The family lives in the urban slums of Mumbai, supported by Dayal’s modest wage working as a security guard. By chance, the Singh family heard that another local cleft patient […]

New Year, Fresh Start: Lucas Oliveira Success Story

As a child, one of the hardest parts about having a cleft is looking different from everyone around you and finding acceptance. It’s not uncommon for children who attend school with clefts to be excluded from play, taunted and teased. Lucas Oliveira was one of these children stigmatized and bullied for his cleft and this […]

A Letter of Thanks Sent From Big Mountain

Yunnan Province, China – A volunteer from Taiwan, writes a letter to a Smile Train Partner Doctor thanking him for helping an 11-year-old boy born with a cleft lip. Dear Doctor Li, This is a letter of thanks sent from my inner heart. Thanks to your medical skills and meticulous arrangements, surgeries in Kunming are […]

New Smile, New Life in America: Poppy’s Story

Several months ago Smile Train supporter, Kristina Lu, adopted her daughter, Poppy, from China. Poppy was born with a cleft palate, but thanks to Smile Train was able to receive free surgery. In her own words Kristina shares her story. My husband read about Smile Train from the chapter in FreakonomicsTM soon after the book […]