About Us

Samantha Makes It a Little Easier, (SMILE) is a nonprofit organization, founded in memory of its namesake, Samantha Trost, to honor her request to help other children like her. SMILE serves children impacted by life-threatening conditions who live or are treated in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

Our mission

SMILE’s mission is to enhance the lives of children impacted by life threatening medical conditions through education, encouragement, and empowerment.

SMILE Kids Program

Through our flagship program, the SMILE Kids Program, we provide children impacted by a life-threatening condition with assistive and adaptive equipment that is cost prohibitive but will enhance their quality of life, making life a little easier. 

Core Values






Each SMILE Kid’s request is unique to their individual needs.  Learn more on our SMILE Kids Program and how to refer a SMILE Kid.

"Samantha Makes It a Little Easier"

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249 Central Park Ave,
Virginia Beach, VA 23462


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