38-year-old Faustino walked for more than 10 hours over the Andes Mountains with his wife leading the way.
He arrived in Ayacucho, weary and exhausted, just for the chance to have his cleft lip repaired.
As an Alpaca farmer in Peru with limited resources, Faustino lived 38 long years with an unrepaired cleft lip.
And in 45 short minutes, with the help of Smile Train, Faustino’s life was changed forever.
After surgery, Faustino hurried to see his wife— she was his smile maker on his journey to a smile.
For the first time in his life Faustino saw his face in the mirror, with his wife right by his side. His new smile was a reflection 38 years in the making.