Eradication in Honduras
Honduras
FROM THE FIELD Posted 2017-05-16

Operation Smile Honduras announces eradication of the cleft backlog


When All Seems Lost, Hope Appears
Nicaragua
FROM THE FIELD Posted 2016-08-12

Shocked and heartbroken when her baby Valeska was born with a cleft lip, Zorida received more discouraging news within the first moments of her daughter’s life. No sooner than learning that surgery was possible to repair Valeska’s cleft lip, the young Nicaraguan mother was told by doctors that the procedure would be far too expensive for her and Valeska’s father to afford. The couple was informed that more affordable, possibly even free, surgical treatments could be found in Managua — a six-hour bus trip from their hometown.


In Ethiopia, Operation Smile is a family's only hope
Ethiopia
FROM THE FIELD Posted 2016-01-20

A young mother wearing a white shawl sat patiently on a bench with sadness overwhelming her face.


A Mother's Thank You for Healing her Daughter
Philippines
FROM THE FIELD Posted 2016-01-05

From the bottom of my heart I would like to say thank you for making my daughter Jinden a very beautiful girl. This is the most wonderful gift I’ve ever had


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“Every child that has a facial deformity is our responsibility. If we don’t take care of that child, there’s no guarantee that anyone else will.”

- Kathy Magee, Operation Smile Co-founder and President