Children Unite Us All

“Our vision underscores the passion and commitment that we have for our patients.

“No one NGO, corporation or government can tackle the world’s most pressing problems alone. It takes communication, partnership and collaboration on a global scale.

“After more than 35 years of working in some of the world’s most challenging places, we’ve learned that while conditions can be radically different from one country to the next, the virtue of trust is universal. And the only way to earn that trust is by building relationships with the people who are on the front lines.

“The reality is that children unite us all.

“And we believe that investing in people is the key to improving the health and dignity of those with the most need. It’s not just through the work we do at medical missions. All over the world, our dedicated medical volunteers also provide training and education opportunities that elevate surgical standards and creating sustainable solutions where we work.

“This is how we’re changing the world.”

- Dr. Bill Magee, Operation Smile Co-Founder and CEO


Reymart looks at his new smile for the first time after receiving cleft lip surgery from Operation Smile Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Bill Magee at the 2015 medical mission to Cauayan, Philippines. Photo: Zute Lightfoot.
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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