Patient Stories

After 48 Years, A New Future
Mozambique

Domingos carried the weight of living with an untreated cleft lip until he arrived at an Operation Smile medical mission.


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
Rwanda

A life of torment becomes one filled with joy.


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“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