Rebuilding Lives One Smile at a Time.
Lance was born on the Island of Occidental Mindoro, one of many thousands of Islands in the Philippines. His home town of Santa Cruz is lucky enough to have a community hospital but not the specialized plastic surgery teams needed to repair his Cleft Lip. Unfortunately, even if this expertise was available Lance and his family are unable to afford the procedure.
With your donation of $250, we organised a team of surgeons to travel to Mindoro to operate on Lance (and many others just like him). The local hospital donated their surgical theatre, the plastic surgeons donated their immense skills, our volunteer staff donated their time, and with a little bit of organisation something magical happened - Lance got his smile!
Through the caring of many people just like you, I'm happy to say that Lance’s story is just one of thousands that is repeated time and time again.
Thank you for caring enough to help.
Help Give a Child their Smile
Cleft Lip and Palate affects about 1 new born child in every 700, and has little deviation across race and gender. Fortunately for most of the modern world, Cleft Lip and Palate is addressed early and the effects are well hidden. What we call a “harelip” is often the result of early surgical intervention in a child born with a Cleft Lip and Palate
Not all people are lucky enough to have access to surgical intervention and need our help for their opportunity at normal life. All it takes is $250 to provide a life changing surgery and give a child a smile!
Please consider donating $25 or more to help change a life forever.