News

May 27, 2013

Dr. Joyce Carnes, a Bend, Oregon, physician, has joined the ICSF Board of Directors. At ICSF’s annual Board of Directors meeting in Medford, Oregon, on July 2, Dr. Carnes was unanimously voted in as a member of the board.

April 30, 2013

One-hundred-five surgeries in four missions (three missions to the Philippines alone) were performed in the first three months of 2013 by the ICSF surgical team.

April 01, 2013
By Eric Wall, Houston, Texas

View the video It's Their Time

Our son, David, constantly drooled. Because of his cleft palate, his bibs would get soaked. He would spit up volumes and required constant clean-up. It was a hard time for us, his family.

March 12, 2013

Emver’s Emergency

Emver’s parents were worried. Earlier, they had been elated that their son had had his long awaited cleft lip surgery. It was now twelve days after surgery, however, and 18-month-old Emver was beginning to show signs of a serious infection.

January 10, 2013
By Eric Wall, Houston, Texas

View the video It's Their Time

Our son, David, constantly drooled. Because of his cleft palate, his bibs would get soaked. He would spit up volumes and required constant clean-up. It was a hard time for us, his family.

December 20, 2012

Remembering Marissa, ICSF’s First Poster Child

December 17, 2012

Poor children with cleft lips and palates, congenital absence of the ear, and burn deformities received free surgeries from ICSF in the countries of Vietnam, the Philippines, Mexico, and Peru.

December 16, 2012

By Dr. Geoffrey Williams, ICSF President

ICSF suffered a great loss on October 1, 2012, with the untimely death of Board of Directors member Dr. Michael Jensen. Dr. Jensen was a long-time and trusted friend of mine and was the first person I called upon when choosing ICSF’s initial Board of Directors in 2005.

December 15, 2012

A Mother’s Report

You never know just how much ICSF's work impacts the lives of its patients. Five-year-old Tara had come to ICSF’s 2011 medical mission with an asymmetric bilateral (two-sided) cleft lip and a cleft palate. All went well with Tara's lip surgery and again with her palate surgery in February 2012. In July 2012 Tara was transported to ICSF’s annual speech therapy mission on a nearby island, where she excelled in learning how to speak with her newly repaired palate.

August 05, 2012

Like usual, the first quarter of 2012 saw ICSF off to a running start — in spite of ICSF’s head of home operations, Beverly Williams, undergoing major shoulder joint replacement surgery. In January through March, ICSF served five missions to the countries of Mexico, Bolivia, and the Philippines, providing free surgery to 91 children and young adults suffering from congenital and traumatic deformities. A total of 16 missions are planned for the year, with seven in the Philippines.

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