LEAP offers hope to children who have no options for care in their home countries.

The Lamon Family Program (formerly the Landmark Program), in partnership with Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas, makes it possible for children with the most complex surgical needs, who live in underserved areas of the world, to travel to the United States to receive high quality medical and surgical care.

LEAP saves lives.

Many of the children served by LEAP Global Missions have such severe craniofacial abnormalities that they have been abandoned as infants or sent to palliative care facilities. We see it as our sacred duty to change the course of their lives for the better. We often take care of or greatly reduce their travel and surgical costs, and we also coordinate host families who will offer these children a loving and safe environment while they heal.

LEAP provides long-term care to those brought to the United States for treatment.

The children served by the Lamon Family Program often require multiple surgeries that are too complicated to perform in their own countries. In many cases, they are allowed to stay in the United States for an extended period of time. And often, we are able to help orphaned patients through an adoption process while they are in the U.S. In these cases, we feel that God brought us into their lives so that we could ultimately unite them with their forever families.


Liam is a third-generation LEAP patient whose family first came to us through our initial mission outreach in the Dominican Republic in the early 1990s. His first surgery on his cleft lip and palate was in September 2018, and a video about his family premiered at the Gala.


When Peter arrived from Beijing in February 2017, we only planned for him to be in Dallas for two weeks while he underwent a simple bilateral cleft lip revision. His condition was actually more severe, requiring four surgeries in four months.


Li Ying

Li Ying originally came to Dallas from China in 2005 after six months of careful planning and prayerful consideration by Dr. Craig Hobar. She had the most severe craniofacial cleft that he had ever seen. Her condition was so rare that no research existed at the time for a recommended course of treatment.



We met Thalia on our 2001 Dominican Republic mission when she was only an infant. A few months later, she and her mother Margarita traveled to Dallas through our Landmark Program for her first of many surgeries. Since that time, Thalia has received surgical care when the mission team travels to the Dominican Republic and on multiple trips  to Dallas for more complex surgical care.



14 Countries Reached

46 Patients Served

Dominican Republic  12 (26%)
Haiti  4 (9%)
Bahamas  2 (4%)
Egypt  1 (2%)
Algeria  1 (2%)
China  7 (15%)
Russia  3 (7%)
Cuba  1 (2%)
Kenya  1 (2%)
Moldova  1 (2%)
Belize  5 (11%)
Honduras  2 (4%)
Mexico  1 (2%)
Jordan  1 (2%)