Carlos with group of patients
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Open heart, open hands

Without its global network of selfless, caring and generous volunteers, Operation Smile simply wouldn’t exist. The organization’s free, life-changing cleft surgeries are only made possible by people who unite from…

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Student Volunteers from Canada
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Canada’s student leaders

This July, ten Canadian high school student leaders joined hundreds of other students from around the world at Operation Smile’s 27th Annual International Student Leadership Conference in Seattle. At this…

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Regional Team Sabrina Ghiddi
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The extra mile

Before Sabrina Ghiddi became involved with Operation Smile’s work in Ghana as a nonmedical volunteer in 2013, she didn’t know that the organization existed. However, the Italian transplant did know…

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Dr. Opoku-Ware Ampomah prepares for surgery
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A pioneer’s impact

Dr. Opoku Ampomah walks side by side with his patient, 17-year-old Faustina, down the corridor that leads to the operating rooms at Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua, Ghana. It’s the…

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