News

Power Of A Smile: One Year Later

April 6, 2015

Smile Train recently visited Osawa, our one millionth patient, to see how he and his family were doing since his surgery, one year ago. Today, we are sharing the heartwarming experience with you.

The Head Nurse Branch of the Ninth Smile Train Cleft Lip and Palate Symposium Sichuan Province, Chengdu, China

March 30, 2015

The Head Nurse Branch of the Ninth Smile Train Cleft Lip and Palate Symposium was held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province from March 26-27. The symposium was sponsored by Smile Train and hosted by the Chinese Stomatology Association.

Smile Train Virtual Surgery Simulator presented at the 23rd annual SXSW Interactive Festival

March 14, 2015

Smile Train’s Virtual Surgery Simulator was presented at the 23rd annual SXSW Interactive. SXSW Interactive is a five day, tech collaboration event known for bringing only the most cutting edge technology and big creative ideas in one space.

Smile Train Raises Money for 370+ New Smiles at New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers Game

March 11, 2015

On Tuesday March 10 Smile Train partnered with the New York Islanders with the goal of raising funds and awareness for children with clefts. It was the final regular season matchup between the rivals, the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers at the Nassau Coliseum.

Smile Train Showcases Virtual Surgery Simulator for World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) in Qatar

February 26, 2015

More than 1,200 health leaders from 80+ countries gathered together in Qatar at the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) to learn about the latest ideas and health innovations, which have the potential to completely revolutionize the future of global healthcare.

Novotel Hotels Bandung: A Corporation with Compassion

February 18, 2015

Novotel Hotel Bandung, a renowned four star hotel in West Java, and member of the Accor group, partnered with Smile Train and in their very first awareness campaign 60 children received free cleft surgery.

President Obama Sends Letter of Support to Smile Train

February 11, 2015

Smile Train recently received a letter from President Barack Obama, congratulating us on our achievements in 2014, including providing more than one million smiles to children with unrepaired clefts around the world.

Anesthesia Branch of The Ninth Smile Train Cleft Lip & Palate Treatment Symposium

January 22, 2015

The Anesthesia Branch of The Ninth Smile Train Cleft Lip & Palate Treatment Symposium was held in Shanghai on January 16-18.

Speech and Language Pathologists Gather in Ethiopia for Training

January 9, 2015

Speech and Language Pathologists gathered January 9 - 13 at Yekatit 12 Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for training on cleft speech therapy.

500+ Cleft Surgeons Attend the 9Th Annual Smile Train Cleft Lip & Palate Treatment Symposium

December 18, 2014

The Surgery Branch of The Ninth Smile Train Cleft Lip & Palate Treatment Symposium was held in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China on December 12-13.

Events

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.

BTIG Charity Day 2015

April 28, 2015

Nominate Smile Train as a Beneficiary for the 2015 BTIG Charity Day.

Blog

A Fresh Start for Little Jiaxin

Sichuan Province, China – The arrival of a new baby typically brings a lot of happiness to a family, but when little Jiaxin was born with a cleft lip and palate the Yangs knew they wouldn’t be able to afford surgery for their child. To get Jiaxin the help she needed the family moved to […]

Peggy Kamphausen: “I Uphold My Parents’ Legacy by Donating To Smile Train”

Smile Train supporter Peggy Kamphausen recently shared a heartwarming story of how her now late mother, at 94 years old, wanted to get a job to help a special Smile Train patient. Below is the story in Peggy’s own words. I took care of my parents when they were 94 years old. While my mother’s […]

Two New Smiles, Two New Futures

Twin brothers Ram Prasad and Ram Pranesh are outstanding “A” students with a shared love for painting and sports. If you look at the picture from their fifth birthday (above), you would never know that the twins had very difficult beginnings and that without help they would be living very different lives. Their mother and […]

Jessica Gutierrez: Journey To Save A Life

Jessica Gutierrez (above, center) tells us about her visit to see local Smile Train medical partners in Buenos Aires, Argentina and a young mother who made a strong impression on her. Buenos Aires, Argentina – I am an Associate, Direct Marketing at Smile Train and every day I see pictures of the wonderful new smiles […]

Two Generations of Uncertainty

When Luckson Koliesa was born, his mother Joyce was devastated when she saw that he had a cleft lip. Joyce learned from an early age how kids and adults treated people who look differently and she knew the suffering that lay ahead for her sweet boy. Joyce was from a large family, including an uncle […]