Smile Train@smiletrain

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!

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Dereck from Nicaragua is this week’s #SmileOfTheWeek! Share his smile with someone you care about. 😊


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3 years after his Smile Train cleft repair surgery, Dennis is now a star pupil at his school! #PowerOfASmile
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#cleftstrong #cleft #cleftlip #cleftpalate #smile #smiletrain


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Did you know that Smile Train provides more than just cleft-repair surgery? We also help children in developing countries with speech therapy, dental care, and other aspects of comprehensive cleft care. #WednesdayWisdom #PowerOfASmile
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#cleft #cleftlip #cleftpalate #cleftcommunity #cleftstrong #smile #SmileTrain


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#MondayMotivation from some of our patients in India! #PowerOfASmile


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Happy Birthday to #SmileMaker @juliarestoinroitfeld! Thank you for all your amazing support.


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This #SeasonofSmiles, make sure to shop #AmazonSmile and choose us as your charity to give back! Visit smiletrain.org/amazon for more info.


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Celebrate the weekend with Luiza, who is this week’s #SmileOfTheWeek. 😊


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Smile Train's "teach a man to fish" model focuses on training local doctors to perform cleft repair surgery and provide comprehensive cleft care in their own communities. #WednesdayWisdom .
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#cleftstrong #cleft #cleftawareness #cleftlip#cleftpalate #cleftlipandpalate #smile#SmileTrain #cleftcommunity #PowerOfASmile


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Did you know that Smile Train has helped over 1 million kids just like Alfred? #MondayMotivation #PowerOfASmile


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Meet Daren from @SmileTrainPh. Some of his favorite things are Spiderman and ‪Tom and Jerry‬ cartoons. #PowerOfASmile
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#cleftstrong #cleft #cleftawareness #cleftlip #cleftpalate #cleftlipandpalate #smile #SmileTrain #cleftcommunity


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#MondayMotivation from @SmileTrain.la. Wishing everyone a great week ahead. 😁


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Thanks to the #PowerOfASmile, Ndinda now loves to sing with her friends. #FlashbackFriday


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During the 2014 Ebola Crisis, Dr. Jerry Brown resiliently shaped the landscape of healthcare in Liberia, landing him on the cover of @Time Magazine and featuring him in their #PersonOfTheYear article. Now, with the help of Smile Train, he plans to do the same for cleft surgery. Read more below:
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In March of 2014, an Ebola epidemic hit Liberia, panic ensued and an unshakeable fear of the virus took hold of healthcare providers, who abandoned their jobs, leaving very few to manage the situation. Fortunately for the people of Liberia, Dr. Brown fought aggressively with all of his power, to help patients survive Ebola.
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During the crisis, Dr. Brown and his colleagues saw that another group, children born with clefts, were being left behind due to a lack of local specialists. In years past, cleft lip and palate treatments were conducted primarily by international mission organizations, who were unwilling to risk Ebola infections and stopped coming to the country altogether. Dr. Brown was a skilled surgeon, but he lacked the training to perform cleft surgeries himself, so he reached out to Smile Train and formed a partnership.
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The partnership started with Liberia Cleft Week — experienced Smile Train surgeons from partner hospitals in West Africa worked with medical professionals in Liberia to train them in comprehensive cleft care. As expected, many of the children treated during the week had waited years for their cleft surgery.
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Dr. Brown is elated that he will now be able to provide new smiles and new lives to children in Liberia. “Once the children have this surgery, there is a dramatic change in their lives,” he says.


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Thanks to the #PowerOfASmile, these three siblings received free cleft-repair surgery and are now excelling in school.


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Meet Osawa. He is Smile Train’s 1 millionth patient. #PowerOfASmile


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#FlashbackFriday. Here is Divya from India showing off her #PowerOfASmile


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We sincerely apologize for our recent mailings. We are grateful for all of your feedback and are taking immediate action moving forward.


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After living for 14 years with an untreated cleft, Aite's first words after his surgery were, "I am super handsome". 😊


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Happy International #dayofthegirl! 😄


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#TransformationTuesday. Children like Angel can now learn to eat, breathe, and speak properly thanks to free cleft surgery. ❤️


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Children in developing countries with untreated clefts are unfortunately all-too-familiar with being bullied. That’s why, we’re asking you to join our #CelebrateOurDifferences initiative in support of Bullying Prevention Month. By doing so, you’ll show that, while everyone is different, we’re also unified, accepting, and supportive of one another. To learn more visit smiletrain.org/different.


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Celebrating so many smiles around the world! Happy #worldsmileday😊. #SmileTrainWSD


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Smile Train is celebrating #WorldSmileDay in a big way! Learn about our party plans and how YOU can get involved by visiting smiletrain.org/wsd.


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See how Morgan is preserving the memory of his father by creating smiles in the future. #PowerOfASmile


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Join us on October 6th for a #WorldSmileDay celebration in #Chicago at the #plazaproject! Special thank you to @portilloshotdogs and @doritedonuts for your in-kind donations. For more info visit smiletrain.org/wsd #SmileTrainWSD


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Good luck to @onemileonesmile as he runs 153 miles this weekend in the #spartathlon2017 🏃🏻. Your Smile Train family is wishing you all the best!


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Thank you @dofficialmutombo for all the great work you've done to help kids with clefts with Hôpital Biamba Marie Mutombo.
#dikembemutombo #cleftstrong #PowerOfASmile


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Did you know that Smile Train has performed over 45,000 life-changing surgeries in the Philippines? #MondayMotivation


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