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...

Team Empower

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

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...

Corporate Partnerships

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

Community

Henna is a plant-derived dye used to temporarily stain skin, hair, and nails, often with elaborate designs. Used throughout...

Students

In 2017, Smile Train started the Student Ambassador Program to connect and support high school students interested in...

Community

Harold Winship loved helping his father grow soybeans and corn and tend to livestock on his family’s 270-acre farm when he...

Celebrity

In 2009, comedian Jimmy Pardo learned that there were millions of children unable to afford cleft surgeries in the...

Community

Our Smile Squad is a special group of Smile Train supporters who use their talents to raise funds and awareness for children...