Smile Train's YLC Celebrates World Smile Day®

October 2, 2014

Celebrate World Smile Day® with Smile Train's Young Leadership Circle

Will Draw For Smiles

October 3, 2014

OrangeYouGlad and Planet Argon Host an All-Day Draw-a-Thon for Smiles

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 […]

A Cab Ride Changes a Life

Patan, India—Sonakshi Arvind Kamble is a one-year-old girl from India who was born with a cleft lip. When Sonakshi was born her father, Arvind, was terrified. He said, “I was scared and had never seen this deformity so I was reluctant to hold the child.” The neighbors told him Sonakshi would never be normal. While […]

Twin Sisters Unable to Part, Even in the Operating Room

Myitkyina, Myanmar—Smile Train partner surgeon, Dr. Jaideep Singh Chauhan, from CHL Hospital in Indore, India, shares the story of twins, both born with clefts, during his trip to Myanmar last month. Dr. Jaideep was in the country visiting local surgeons in Kachin, an isolated area of Myanmar, to help train, empower, and foster sustainable cleft […]