Love always finds a way.
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.
For 70 years, Pyari knew little besides rejection and heartbreak, until you gave her hope. And a smile.
When Valery was born, her parents cried at the sight of her cleft. Now, thanks to continuing treatment sponsored by Smile Train, Valery fills their lives with song and music.
Health workers from Burundi attend a workshop so they can better teach others about the importance of cleft nutrition.
How one man built a legacy of smiles that will last for generations — on both sides of the operating table.
Meet the brother-sister duo transforming cleft care in the mountains of Ecuador.
When Cristina learned her son would have a cleft, she sought comfort and support, but found none, even from the local community. Until she met Dr. Dávalos. In the 10 years since, they've changed what it means to have a cleft in Ecuador, together.
Wendy was 17, single, and scared. She had just had a baby with a cleft, and any help seemed far, far away from her family's ranch in the remote Andes highlands. But Smile Train was there.
Auner was lucky to survive long enough to enter our partner's care. Now, he's thriving and smiling.
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