Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

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...

Team Empower

Rojan J. Pajarin was born with a cleft lip and palate in the Philippines. When he was five years old, Rojan received surgery...

Community

Five years ago, New York City resident Ida Palma was compelled to send in her very first donation to Smile Train. Driven by...

Team Empower

The following was written by Andrea Frye as she prepares to run, bike, and swim 140.6 miles at IRONMAN® Arizona...