IRONMAN® Arizona

November 16, 2014

130 Smile Train Team EMPOWER athletes take on IRONMAN® Arizona

Coping With My Daughter’s Cleft

Dehradun, India – Manoj Sagar, whose daughter, Tezi, was born with cleft lip and palate, shares his story of how he initially reacted to his daughter’s cleft, and how Smile Train was able to help him find hope in a seemingly hopeless situation. My wife did not see the child, Tezi, immediately after birth as […]

10th Annual Hot Lips Hustle 5K

Marietta, GA—Hundreds of runners and walkers raised over $6,000 for Smile Train at the 10th Annual Hot Lips Hustle 5K on Saturday, September 20. The Hustle was founded in 2004 by Ryan Ernstes, a 12-year-old girl who was born with a cleft. Now 22, Ryan is still committed to helping other children who were born with […]

A True Journey of Smiles

Bosawas Jungle, Nicaragua—It’s not every day a man is willing to travel almost 175 hours, by air, land, and water, to make sure a patient receives cleft care, but that is exactly what Smile Train friend, Martin, did. While on a short-term assignment in the Bosawas Jungle in Nicaragua, Martin Rojas met a nine-month-old with […]

The Story of Happiness

Garoua, Cameroon—Paul Kimani from Smile Train partner Help a Child Face Tomorrow shares his introduction to Happiness—a nine-year-old girl from Cameroon. As I was walking around the ward filled with pre-op patients with cleft lips, my eyes was drawn to two, a mother, Emina, seated while sleeping, with her daughter lying on her lap, both […]

How a Smile Created A Personal Mission

New York, NY—Smile Train supporter Lisa Fast shares her experiences with cleft and Smile Train. After having such a positive experience dealing with my cleft lip and cleft palate, it has become my passion to help others achieve the same happiness in life. A life without a repaired cleft would be unbearable. Personally, I would […]