From Patient to Caregiver: Angieleca Hayahay's Story
She's a highly sought-out nurse who uses her own experiences to comfort cleft patients and their families.
Angieleca was refused a job at a call center because of that company’s strict anti-cleft hiring policy.
But Angieleca persevered and became a nurse in 2009, working with Philippine Band of Mercy, the very same people who, with the help of Smile Train, repaired her cleft and inspired her to become a nurse.
Angieleca has become a highly sought nurse who uses her own experiences to comfort cleft patients and their families.
Our impact in the Philippines
as of February 2023
cleft surgeries sponsored since 2001
active partner surgeons
active partner hospitals