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Dr. Eeva’s Story

It was the last day of the July 2021 medical mission in the UAE. Some of the medical volunteers, students, and coordinators had gathered in the staff room after a tiring but rewarding day. Someone suggested playing a game of I-spy-with-my-little-eye. The most enthusiastic player was, of course, Dr. Eeva.

Dr. Eeva-Liisa, more popularly known as simply Dr. Eeva, joined Operation Smile UAE’s medical team in 2012. Since then, she has been contributing to the organisation with her arsenal of experience and her never-ending, lighthearted jokes.

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Two Thumbs Up

After nine years of living with a cleft lip, Bipul wasn’t going to let anything keep him from reaching Operation Smile’s medical mission in Durgapur.

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Realizing an Unexpected Future

Believing that she was the only person living with a cleft lip, Siham never imagined that she would have a happy future.

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This Aunt’s Love for Her Nephew Prevails

When her sister abandoned her son Kelvin after he was born with a cleft lip, Felicia adopted her nephew and began his journey to care in Ghana.

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Parallel Journeys

Having received surgery to repair her cleft lip when she was 13 years old, Shamiem knew that there was also hope for her son, Ashraf.

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