Smile Network relies on the generous time and talents of volunteer medical professionals to provide life-changing surgeries throughout the world. The following volunteer positions are staffed for each mission: Anesthesiologists, Plastic surgeons, CRNAs, Pediatricians, or (RN’s and CST’s), recovery and ward nurses. Missions are staffed up to two years in advance.
We have paused missions due to COVID-19: More information TBD
medical missions blog
There are so many reasons people give their time and talents. In their own words, learn why our efforts are so impactful to the medical personnel who help us deliver life-changing procedures to children and families they’ve never met.
Uziel, “Lady Killer”
06/28/2017 | Lima, Peru
Uziel, “Lady Killer” Guest blog post by Scott Behmer, Smile Network trekker and volunteer. Uziel’s parents are a bit of an unlikely couple, but their shared love for their son was clear. Dads weren’t scarce on registration day, but were far out numbered by moms, aunts and grandmothers. I enjoyed watching Uziel lay in his […]
Callie & Cesia
06/27/2017 | Lima, Peru
Callie & Cesia Guest blog post by Callie Egland, Smile Network volunteer and trekker. This is Cesia! The happiest little baby! She did not have the familiar “cleft lip” but instead a cleft palate – where the roof of her mouth opens directly to her nasal cavity. Without surgery, her speech would be 80% unintelligible. […]