Patient Stories

Iris' Story: Part 2

Learn about how Iris' life changed after she received surgery from Operation Smile.

Iris' Story: Part 1

Iris' mother always thought she was beautiful. Find out how Iris finally got the surgery she deserved.

Unconditional Love

Learn about how a father's love was finally able to get Clara the surgery she deserved.

Britany's Care Center Connection

Thanks to Operation Smile's care centre presence in Honduras, Britany was able to get the treatment she deserved.

"He is going to be a beautiful boy"

Thanks to the amazing work of volunteer Don Alex, Erick was able to get the surgery he needed.

Saving a Child From a Life of Shame

See how surgery changed Elisa's life forever.

The Road to Ramata's Smile

Learn about how one mother's determination changed her daughter's smile forever.

The Solution

Her name means "solution", and that is what Operation Smile was able to provide.

A Newfound Confidence

Learn about what surgery was able to do for Virgilio's confidence after decades of suffering.

A Second Chance to Smile

Take a look at the difference that Operation Smile's work in Vietnam made on the life of a young patient.


“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