Category: China

Ordinary Girl found her home…
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Ordinary Girl found her home…

A 50-year-old woman had cradled in her arms a 3 month-old baby girl. She had found the baby in a garbage can, covered with blood, umbilical cord still attached. Born with a cleft lip and palate, the baby started her life as a person no one wanted. Wrapped only in a blanket, tucked in with...

An uplifting story about Ji Wu
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An uplifting story about Ji Wu

You won’t believe this incredible story from a grateful father! Dear Alliance for Smiles, I want to tell you the story about how I brought my son Ji Wu to you. I was buying vegetables at our village market and heard about a group called “Alliance for Smiles” doing free cleft surgery at HuangShi Central...

Ley’s Continuing Journey
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Ley’s Continuing Journey

This Is Ley’s Amazing Story We met Ley during our first mission to Wenzhou China in 2008. She was an adorable 6 year old girl born with a cleft lip and palate.  The minute Ley walked into clinic with her easy smile and warm nature, she found her way into the hearts of the whole...

Ley’s Journey
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Ley’s Journey

Ley’s Journey We met Ley during our first mission to Wenzhou China in 2008. She was an adorable 6 year old girl born with a cleft lip and palate.  The minute Ley walked into the Alliance for Smiles clinic, with her easy smile and warm nature, she found her way into the hearts of the...

They are Not Alone
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They are Not Alone

This indigenous woman from rural mountainous area of China sits with her daughter and her neighbor’s daughter, both of whom need cleft surgery. It is unusual for cleft babies to see other babies that look like them. Even at this early age, the babies have a reaction to each other; it helps to know that...

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