“Every child that has a facial difference 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
Brunel was born with a cleft lip, and although her parents Armand and Solo were supportive, she was often teased by other kids. They called her "sima," or cleft, instead of her name. Her parents were worried about how this would affect Brunel in the future and were concerned about her health. After empty promises from a local hospital, they heard about Operation Smile on the radio and were thrilled to find out Brunel could receive a free surgery to give her a new smile and a new future.
Today, Brunel is happy, healthy and loves school — and you can help children just like her
A generous anonymous donor has pledged $1,176,104 million to Operation Smile and is challenging donors like you to match their gift. Any donation you give before 12/3 will be matched and will double in impact to help provide free surgeries for twice as many children in need.
For children who have waited their entire lives for surgery, your monthly support creates: