Patient Stories

Dreams do come true.
South Africa

A chance meeting with a volunteer changes a young man's life.

Lucky Lungile
South Africa

When a patient becomes family.

Enok's path

A life of torment becomes one filled with joy.

Siyabonga's smile
South Africa

When Siyabonga was born his mother was afraid at first but an introduction to Operation Smile changed their lives.


“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