Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Argentina

Celeste is a neonatology nurse in Argentina. When a baby with a cleft was born in her hospital, she used to avoid treating...

Mexico

When Yuri Falcon learned her son would be born with a cleft, she felt alone. Questions like “How will I feed my child?” and...

Peru

Around the world, COVID-19 has forced many hospitals to postpone scheduled procedures as they care for an influx of COVID-19...

Pakistan

Ali was born with a cleft in 1946 in the remote Tharparkar desert region of eastern Pakistan. Tharparkar is unforgiving to...

Brazil

"Every hand we don’t shake must become a phone call that we place. Every embrace that we avoid must become a verbal...

Kenya

In 1953, Maria was born with a cleft lip in rural Kenya. As a child living with an untreated cleft, she was often ill and...

Egypt

Earlier this year, Miss Egypt 2019 Diana Hamid visited Mabaret Al-Asafra West Hospital, a Smile Train partner in...

Kenya

Storz, the world’s leading endoscope manufacturer, has donated three nasoendoscopes to Smile Train partners in Africa. This...

Students

Julia Hahn, a student at UC Berkeley, shares how she became a Smile Train Student Ambassador and why she is so passionate...