Testimonials: Before and After Smiles...
Lives transformed in as little as 45 minutes.
Children who are born with cleft lip or cleft palate are faced with challenges many of us cannot ever imagine. Many have difficulty eating, speaking or even smiling and in some parts of the world, they are hidden away, kept from socializing, attending school or playing an active role in their community.
Operation Smile reverses this in less than an hour. Our volunteers work tirelessly to help these children have a bright and hopeful future. Throughout the Morocco, hundreds of children have experienced this transformation, and a few of their stories are told here.
Loubna Jaimout is a one-year-old girl who suffered from a cleft lip. In March 2006 she travelled with her father, Abdelkader Jaimout, 70 kilometers by bus to Fes, Morocco, because his family had heard that Operation Smile was offering free cleft lip and cleft palate surgery during their medical mission. He is one of three children, but the only one to suffer from a cleft lip.