Open Heart, Open Hands
Patient advocate Carlos Mahalambe brought 18 potential patients to Operation Smile’s July 2018 Quelimane medical mission.
Lifetime Achievement Award for Professor Michael Earley
We’re thrilled to report that Irish plastic surgeon, Professor Michael Earley has been awarded the Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award by Operation Smile Co-founders Bill and Kathy Magee.
Cora O’Leary is a Cork based nurse and long-time volunteer of Operation Smile. Read her account of her latest mission to Malawi.
Completeness of Care: Anaesthesia
Operation Smile anaesthesia providers ensure the safety of our patients by conducting medical evaluations, administering safe anaesthesia and responding to any issue that may occur.
The Warm Heart of Africa
Sabrina O’Leary is a medical records volunteer based in Cork. She recently travelled to Malawi on her fourth medical mission with Operation Smile and recaps her experience
Meet The Acompañantes
Miriam Figueroa, Edwin López and Claudia Rivas are three of the seven advocates who help Honduran patients connect with Operation Smile.
New Smiles in Ouarzazate
Operation Smile Ireland Chairman, Jack O’Keeffe, reminisces on his mission experience in Ouarzazate, Morocco
Meet the volunteer: Dr Peter McGonigal
Dr. Peter McGonigal is a retired dentist based in Dublin, who recently travelled on medical mission to Bacolod, Philippines. He’s recapped his mission experience.
Realising His Reach, Part 2
Operation Smile Honduras called on Rudis Casteñeda and other patient advocates to find the remaining adults, teens and children in Honduras living with cleft.
Realising His Reach, Part 1
Rudis Casteñeda was devastated when his daughter, Kensey, was born with cleft. Three months later, her surgery from Operation Smile changed both of their lives.