The Power of a Smile {And How You Can Help Children Around the World Find Theirs!}

The Power of a Smile {And How You Can Help Children Around the World Find Theirs!}

{Me, at 7 years old. I’ve always loved to smile!}

It’s recognized around the world. Wearing one can change the way you feel about yourself, your circumstances and even other people. It spreads joy. It transcends language barriers and makes people feel welcome. And it builds a bond with strangers, neighbors, friends and those you love.

What is it?

A smile, of course.

Because they truly believe in the power of a smile, Smile Train is on a mission to help the millions of children in developing countries with unrepaired clefts. These children live in shame and have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking.

Here’s the thing: cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. And the surgery can cost as little as $250! Smile Train’s sustainable model provides training and funding to empower local doctors in 85+ developing countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery in their communities. These doctors then train other doctors who train even more doctors so that this surgery can become as routine around the world as it is in the U.S.

Through this model and the support of donors and partners, more than one million children have discovered the power of a smile, with 340 new surgeries every day!

Can you even imagine living your entire life with a cleft that makes simple tasks like eating or drink difficult and being given the gift of this surgery?

Here’s what one Indonesian father had to say:

“After surgery, now my children are highly motivated. They are very active. I think that now they have their future back. They have their smile back. They can smile like other children.”

Join Smile Train today and change the world one smile at a time.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Smile Train. The opinions and text are all mine.

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