Patient Stories

When All Seemed Lost, Hope for Janat Was Found

As Janat entered the world, no one could’ve predicted the physical and emotional challenges that laid ahead for her and [...]

A Faded Memory Becomes This Family’s Second Chance

The lives of Yaniris and Jonathan turned upside down after their son, Jose Luis, was born. Having already given birth [...]

Scenes of Hope and Healing: Kigali Resident Training Programme

When it comes to delivering high-quality and timely surgical care for patients like 5-year-old Valentine, Rwanda faces devastating challenges. With [...]

Changing Lives: Q&A with Operation Smile volunteer nurse Jackie Matthews Jackie Matthews works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the [...]

Overcoming adversity to receive cleft care Arlyn was born with a cleft lip in the Philippines. Her mother Dominga blamed [...]

The life he always deserved began after 18 years

In the three years after receiving surgery to repair his cleft lip, Samuel’s life has changed in unimaginable ways. After [...]

Treating patients during Covid-19: Q&A with UK volunteer Nur Lubis

In September 2021 anaesthetist Nur Lubis became the first UK-based volunteer to attend a medical mission since the start of [...]

Two lives transformed by one new smile

Our promise of improving health and dignity during the Covid-19 pandemic endures. Once again, we’re providing surgery and in-person care [...]

Life-changing partnership in Egypt: Q&A with Dr. Mohamed El-Shazly

Our promise of improving health and dignity during the Covid-19 pandemic endures. We’re helping frontline health workers stay safe, nourished [...]