Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

 

It is difficult to hide your true emotions, especially from someone who is awaiting the greatest...

Shireen was born with a bilateral cleft lip in the most harsh and treacherous terrain in India —...

My parents were surgeons, and I grew up wanting to be just like them, especially my father, as he...

I was born and brought up in Varanasi. After my post-graduation, I pursued a professional degree in...

Since I was a child playing on the streets of Kuttanellur, I dreamt of becoming a nurse. Though...

I always knew I wanted to be a doctor, and as my medical education progressed, I found my true love...

I was brought up in Guwahati, and it was here that I studied to be a plastic surgeon. I saw several...

Clefts are a sensitive issue in a country like India. Many patients are unable to afford the surgery...

It’s my mission to make sure that every cleft patient who comes to me leaves with their speech as...