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After 48 Years, A New Future
Domingos carried the weight of living with an untreated cleft lip until he arrived at an Operation Smile medical mission.
Persevering Through Uncertainty, Tragedy and the Unexpected
While attempting to navigate through the challenges of the pandemic, Valeria once again faced the unexpected. Her daughter, Lilia, was born with a cleft lip.
From Mentee to Mentor: Q&A with Cleft Surgeon Dr. Robert Beinrauh
Hear from a volunteer surgeon whose love for his work is driven by the strength of the patients he meets.
A Family’s Journey Toward Healing
For Justina, the weeks following the birth of her daughter, Annika, were some of the most frightening moments of her life. Then, she heard about Operation Smile.
Today’s Training, Tomorrow’s Solutions
VIDEO: Operation Smile alleviates needless suffering by empowering Rwandan health care workers with training and education.
With Surgery, A Weight Was Lifted
Zafilahy was often called “Telo Moloha,” which translates to “three lips.” But he never let the harassment prevent him from living a life of happiness.
Scenes of Hope and Healing: Guatemala City Surgical Program
Last weekend, our passionate team of volunteers changed the lives of 15 patients during our three-day surgical program in Guatemala City.
A Link in the Chain: Q&A with Dentist Dr. Guillermo Cifuentes
Dr. Guillermo Cifuentes of Guatemala says it takes more than just skill and knowledge to be a good volunteer for Operation Smile. It takes heart.
A Lifetime of Giving
The impact of Bob Scheel's generosity and devotion to improving access to care continues to change the lives of Guatemalan patients even after his passing.
MAKE A GIFT
It takes as little as $240 and as few as 45 minutes to provide life-changing surgery and a bright, beautiful new smile to a waiting child.