The Interplast office has relayed to me some good news. “Smile,” a feature-length Hollywood movie about a volunteer medical group that does reconstructive surgery in China, will be released in Los Angeles and San Francisco this Friday, April 8! While I have not seen “Smile” yet, I understand that it will tell the story of how reconstructive surgery can help restore the lives of children in developing countries. It will feature a Chinese girl with a cleft lip who receives free surgery from a fictional humanitarian organization called “Doctor’s Gift.” What a coincidence that “Smile” talks about a charity helping Chinese children while Interplast is currently in China, helping children just like those in the movie. “Smile” should bring needed attention to reconstructive surgery and cleft lips and palates, especially in developing countries like China. In the “Smile” movie, “Doctor’s Gift” inspires a young Californian girl to help others around the world. I hope that “Smile” inspires more people to become aware of Interplast and the life-changing reconstructive plastic surgery that we perform in real life.