Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

 

Dr. Grégoire Akakpo-Numado is the head of pediatric surgery — as well as the only pediatric surgeon...

Nine months of waiting and a lifetime of dreaming came down to this moment. Dalia would finally see her...

Clefts are far more than a cosmetic issue. Babies with clefts often struggle to breathe, hear, and speak...

Alimatu lives in the city of Kumasi, Ghana, with her eight-year-old daughter, Rawdah, a Smile Train...

A week after Ugwuoke’s wedding, she accidentally spilled boiling water over her left leg. The burn was...

Many people don’t know that clefts can cause severe, lasting hearing damage. Dr Tarek Abdel Fattah...

When Osawa was born with a cleft, his family was surprised, but did not panic. His father knew a boy...

When Audrey saw two little figures moving in her ultrasound, she was ecstatic — twins! She and her...

Sama was not wholly welcomed into the world when she was born. Her father nearly sent her to an...