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Smile Train  Smile Train is the world's leading cleft charity with 1,100+ programs in 85+ of the world's poorest countries. Changing the world one smile at a time!

Jan is our #SmileOfTheWeek. Help spread his smile by sharing this photo 😁

Big thanks to all of the #MissTeenUSA titleholders who joined us this morning to decorate mirrors for our patients so that they can see their beautiful smiles post-surgery. #PowerOfASmile #ConfidentlyBeautiful @missusa

Did you know that in the past 16 years Smile Train has completed more than 47,000 cleft surgeries in Bangladesh? #WednesdayWisdom

From our family to yours, happy #InternationalDayOfFamilies 😊💛

Did you know that as little as 45 minutes can change a life forever? Tadellu leaned on the support of her family before and after her cleft repair surgery. Happy International #DayOfFamilies! 🧡

Growing up with Smile Train! 9-year-old Sebastian has received his cleft lip surgery, cleft palate surgery, orthodontic treatment, and speech therapy from Smile Train's local partners in Colombia. Swipe to see more.


Happy #MothersDay to all the amazing mothers around the world. A mother's love is unlike anything else❤️

@CleftProud is a community for anyone affected by Cleft Lip and Palate to connect, share stories, and support each other in a safe place while spreading awareness! In addition, they encourage people to be proud of who they are and what they look like and become #CleftProud! CleftProud was created by a student who was born with a Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate who felt alone after their most major surgery and decided they did not want anyone else to feel the way they did. They want everyone to remember that their differences have made them stronger and that having the challenge of a Cleft has made them who they are today. And most importantly, they want to help everyone have pride in what makes them unique. You can learn more about them on their website at “We are a Team. We are United. We are Unique. We are Proud. We are CleftProud” - @cleftproud

3 years ago Jemeleen's dream of becoming a mother came true, but the happy occasion turned to heartache when she learned that her daughter Elsie was also born with a cleft. Luckily Jemeleen was referred to a local Smile Train partner hospital and Elsie was able to receive free cleft repair surgery. Jemeleen reports that now, Elsie is a playful child with lots of friends. Elsie’s large personality even makes the usually-shy Jemeleen smile wide. Happy almost #MothersDay to all the mothers around the world❤️

Most children who are born with a cleft lip and/or palate develop normal speech once their palate is closed, but a significant amount will need further surgery or speech therapy. Meet Neha from @smiletrain_india. Smile Train’s free speech therapy services have helped improve her confidence and helped her rise to the top of her class! #WednesdayWisdom

Swipe ➡️ to see Sarip from @SmileTrainIndonesia’s transformation. He wants everyone to know that they can also make their dreams come true. #MondayMotivation

Meet Maria from Colombia. She’s got that #FridayFeeling and new-found confidence from her free cleft repair surgery. 😁

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