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Children First’s Miracle sMiles program facilitates life-changing surgery in Australia for disadvantaged children from developing countries without the resources to help them.  The program provides pre-and-post surgical care for children with a range of congenital and acquired conditions, including orthopaedic, craniofacial, burns and plastics, renal and urology cases.

The child’s condition must be operable and unable to be treated in the child’s country. We welcome all referrals and submit them to surgeons for consideration.

We collaborate with exceptional Australian surgeons, health professionals and hospitals who partner with us to provide outstanding care.

The program’s global focus embraces diversity, promotes equality and values compassion.

We receive no government funding and rely on the generosity of our donors, corporations, trusts and foundations. The Foundation has DGR status, and all donations to the Foundation over $2 are fully tax deductible.

Mission: Children First Foundation facilitates life-changing and life-saving surgery and enables access to excellent medical care for disadvantaged children from developing countries.

Vision: We picture a world where achieving a positive impact on every child’s health and wellbeing, enables them to reach their full potential.

Values: We are compassionate, respectful, ethical, equitable and courageous.