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Ming, 6 months, China Mot, 13 years, Cambodia Shiva, 1 year, India Durgap, 5 years, India Funmi, 8 years, Nigeria Salazar, 5 years, Philippines Each Of These Kids Needs Somebody Who Cares Enough To Send $250. Once. Donate online: www.smiletrain.org or call: 1-800-932-9541 The Smile Train provides life changing free cleft surgery which takes as little as 45 minutes and costs as little as $250. It gives desperate children not just a new smile---but a new life. Your support can provide free treatment for poor children with clefts and other problems. Mr./Mrs./Ms. Address City State Zip Telephone eMail Charge my gift to my credit card: Visa MasterCard AMEX Discover Account No. Exp. Date Signature My check is enclosed. The Smile Train-Dept. Mag. P.O. Box 96231 Washington, DC 20090-6231 $250 Surgery for one child. $125 Half the cost of one surgery. $50 Medications for one surgery. $ We'll gratefully accept any amount. Z09091057ZFJY23 "...one of the most productive charities --- dollar for deed--- in the world." ---The New York Times A Healthy Diet During Pregnancy Can Help Prevent Birth Defects And Clefts. Diet is an important part of pregnancy. Eat a healthy diet that contains lots of fruits and vegetables and foods fortified with folic acid. According to the U.S. Government, women who plan to have a child should be sure to take sufficient levels of folic acid (400 micrograms per day) during pregnancy to help prevent neural tube defects and reduce the risk for cleft lip and palate. When folic acid is taken one month before conception and throughout the first trimester, it has been proven to reduce the risk for neural tube defects by 50 to 70 per cent. Be sure to receive proper prenatal care, quit smoking, and follow your health care provider's guidelines for foods to avoid during pregnancy. For more information, visit www.SmileTrain.org. The Smile Train is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit recognized by the IRS, and all donations to The Smile Train are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. © 2009 The Smile Train.