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The Smile China Project is a Canadian registered charitable organization (registered number 88924 5809 RR0001). It was founded by renowned facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph K. Wong.

The primary objective of the Smile China Project is to provide specialized surgical, medical and health care services to children affected with facial deformities in poor developing areas within the People's Republic of China.

The Smile China Project offers to these children hope of a better life. It acts as a bridge to a loving world for these children filled with opportunities to lead a healthy and happy life. The change in the self-esteem and self-confidence of a child who has had a cleft repaired is immeasurable. After years of shame and isolation, these children are transformed - like a beautiful butterfly coming out of its cocoon - into outgoing, ambitious and confident individuals.

It may only be a cleft repair, but it restores a child's life. It may only be a smile, but its one filled with hope and dignity.


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