Answering The Call: Q&A with Cleft Surgeon Dr. Opoku Ampomah
In this Q&A, Dr. Opoku Ampomah shares the reason behind what has inspired him to keep coming back to Operation Smile Ghana for the last 12 years.
After 11 Years, Hope Emerges for a Daughter and Her Mom
VIDEO: For 11 years, Eluvia felt alone as she searched for care for her daughter, Dayana. But those feelings of uncertainty and doubt disappeared after she connected with Operation Smile Guatemala.
Women Empowering Women
Throughout 2022, women-led volunteer teams delivered 280 surgeries during our Women in Medicine surgical programs in Morocco, Peru, Malawi and the Philippines.
Meet Our Patients: Santarem, Brazil
Wesilyn, Lorrane and Jhone’s three separate journeys to care converged at an Operation Smile Brazil surgical program in Santarem. Here are their stories.
Through a Mother’s Eyes: Q&A With Ana
In this special Q&A with a patient’s parent, we hear what Zoe’s mom, Ana, experienced at every stage of her daughter’s cleft care journey.
“Every little thing you do is making a difference”
By sharing his story, Willy Sikora creates a ripple effect that spreads determination and hope to others born with cleft conditions.
Expanding Opportunities for Women in Medicine
During our fifth Women in Medicine surgical program, 60 volunteers came together and changed the lives of 55 patients in the same country where Operation Smile began 40 years ago.
The Motivation That Moves Her: Q&A with Speech Pathologist Gloria Vilches
In this Q&A, Gloria Vilches explains why her work is vital for patients before and after cleft surgery as well as where her passion to serve others originated from while growing up.
In her free time between teaching and working toward completing her master’s degree, Carol Chigona serves as an Operation Smile Malawi volunteer. Her wish for children like herself is that they refuse to let anyone tell them that they deserve less out of life.
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