Help Us Reach Our Goal: 2,015 additional smiles by December 31

December 31, 2014

Dreaming of Midnight Donation Deadline for 2,015 additional new smiles in 2015.

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 […]

From Brooklyn to Brazil: A Transformational Journey

Guest blogger and Smile Train staff member, Jacob, shares his experience meeting Smile Train patient, Maria Emanuela, on his most recent trip to Brazil. Recife, Brazil –My name is Jacob. I’m the Associate, Special Projects and Assistant to the CEO and have worked at Smile Train for almost two years. Recently, I was given the […]

Overcoming Adversity: International Day of People with Disabilities Story

When Maya Milind Sonsale gave birth to her son, Mast Sangharsh Milind Sonsale, she was shocked, and immediately saddened to discover that he not only suffered from a cleft lip and palate, but also congenital blindness. When her husband saw Mast for the first time, he was so furious that he stormed off, leaving Mast […]

100 Miles for 100 Smiles

Ultramarathon runner David Coligado recently completed a 24-hour, 100 mile treadmill run in an effort to raise enough funds for 100 Smile Train cleft surgeries. David’s girlfriend Mary recounts his motivations and experience in completing this incredible feat. I cannot convey in words how inspiring and memorable this weekend has been. Thank you from the […]

World Kindness Day Story

Two years ago, Lynn Macaulay was volunteering in El Salvador when she met a young couple whose daughter, Lisbeth, was born with a cleft lip and palate. Lisbeth’s parents couldn’t afford cleft surgery, or any of the other related medical expenses. Lynn decided to take action and find a way to get young Lisbeth the […]