Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Advocacy

Peter Strachan, the son of Jacqueline and Richard Strachan, was born in London with a cleft lip and palate. The Strachan...

Indonesia

In 2006, Rosmawar Fadillah suffered through a long and difficult labor, so when the nurses took her son away before she had...

CCAC

Full-time mom and Smile Train Partner Cris Solano, from Quito, Ecuador, shares the story of how her son inspired...

Corporate Partnerships

In December 2017, expecting parents Arun and Sudha anxiously awaited the arrival of their daughter Jaya. Upon her...

Team Empower

Fueled by wanderlust, Captain David Hagner went off to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1980 seeking an education and the...

In 2014, Soledad Gallardo of Santa Barbara, Chile was very surprised when her daughter Matilda was born with a cleft lip....

Young Leadership Circle

Jessica Canallatos was born with both a cleft lip and palate. As a result, much of her childhood was spent enduring years of...

CCAC

Full-time mom, jewelry maker, and designer Melinda Fry-Bly from Florida shares the story how her son Colton inspired her to...

Corporate Partnerships

Four years ago, world-renowned plastic surgeons Dr. John Layke and Dr. Payman Danielpour committed to donating a portion of...