Sometimes when a child has surgery, it's the mother who feels it the most.
How a mother found the strength to raise eight boys on her own and a son found the strength to smile.
How Jasmine went from fear and self-doubt upon receiving the news that her baby would have a cleft to raising a six-year-old who is #CleftProud.
After experiencing some of the lowest depths imaginable, Anghelo and his family now celebrate their miraculous lives.
A mother’s account of her child’s journey to cleft care in her own words.
How Smile Train helped a girl who nearly didn't survive infancy grow to become queen of the rink.
Cleft surgery was only one piece of Livingstone's journey from malnourished baby to star of his village.
Magaly is the mother of David, age five, a Smile Train patient in Quito, Ecuador. She shared with us her son’s journey to cleft care and what Smile Train has meant for her entire family.
At one month old, Mirian weighed just four pounds. Five months later, with the support of our local partners, she had transformed into a happy, chubby baby.
Elizabeth's family tries to find the cleft surgery she desperately needs, in the middle of a lockdown.
When Aira started school, she struggled to speak up, was bullied, and had few friends. Now. after her cleft surgery, she's the star of the class!
Nkunda had to hide in the bushes on his journey to school every day. Something needed to be done.