WHY WE EXIST

We dream of a world where no child suffers from lack of access to safe surgery. 


At Operation Smile, we believe every child deserves exceptional surgical care. We believe all children deserve to be treated as if they were our own. That’s what drives each and every one of us: our global and local network professionals, who donate thousands of hours toward the care of children around the world each year, and our supporters who are moved every day to make a difference in the lives of children they’ve never met.

As long as there are children in the world who need our help, we'll do whatever it takes to give them the quality care they deserve.


 

 

“Every child that has a facial deformity is our responsibility. If we don’t take care of that child, there’s no guarantee that anyone else will.”

- Kathy Magee, Operation Smile Co-founder and President