Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Indonesia

Smile Train recently celebrated the milestone of 75,000 cleft surgeries in Indonesia with several days of smile-filled...

Community

In 2018, you helped us #GiveSmiles and ongoing comprehensive cleft treatment to tens of thousands of children around the...

Community

Maha Arakoni became a frequent visitor to Smile Train’s website when she learned that her daughter, Nandini, would be born...

Nepal

The most emotional and physically intense day of Jamuna Mali’s life started with a pain in her abdomen, which led to her...

Memorial

Smile Train is deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Samuel Noordhoff, who passed away on December 4. Dr. Noordhoff...

Students

Matilda Bitterling is a 12-year-old girl from Körle, Germany who loves to sing.

Somalia

Mohammed Abdullahi’s protective instincts kicked in when he learned that his son Shariif had been born with a cleft lip, as...

Mozambique

Anabela and her husband Arabi live in a small community in Mozambique that looks like a tropical paradise but has extremely...

Students

The following was written by Karen Chambers, the Director of Surgical Technology at Eastwick College.