In China, 1 in 600 children is born with a cleft lip, cleft palate or both. Many families cannot afford proper medical treatment, forcing their children to face life long social and physical hardships. Fortunately, a one-hour procedure can forever change this. Future Smile Mission, the children’s medical program, conducted its first medical mission in China, May 1991. This first mission was followed by numerous missions to rural areas around the country where our medical volunteers provided free surgery and post-operative care to thousands of children. The great success of each Smile Mission relies on our exceptional relations with the local partners, (mission site hospitals and local/provincial governments). This close working relationships allows Smile Mission to deliver the highest quality of cleft lip/palates treatment to those who otherwise may not receive care at all.