Patient Stories

In Ghana, the impact at the patient shelter

ARII, a local non-profit, is a volunteer-based international relief and development organization responsible for promoting human dignity and sustainable livelihood in Africa.

Behind the scenes in Ho, Ghana

Watch this behind the scenes look at the medical mission in Ho, Ghana, with a very special thank you to donors from the families we serve.

The Road to Ramata's Smile

Now 4 years old, Ramata was born with a cleft lip and a cleft palate. Mariana was determined to access safe surgical care to repair her daughter’s condition.

In Ghana, family’s experience turns to advocacy

Deborah is a joyful, smart and eager child. You wouldn’t know it by talking to her but she’s experienced a lot of hardship in her five years.


“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