1 in 700 children is born with a cleft lip or palate, but in the states our children have the health care to see that they get all the surgeries and follow-up care that they need to live healthy lives. Around the world, however, children are looked at as cursed who have been born with this deformity and are consequently treated like curses, shunned and hidden. Other children never grow up at all as they slowly starve as they cannot feed properly. ConnectMed International goes around the world to heal children not just by performing the surgery, but by setting up a telemedicine site so the children will be able to have the follow up care while the providers who did the surgery are back in the US. We utilize technology to see that all children get the same standard of care that we give our own.