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June 06, 2020

The Philippines, a country with a huge demand for ICSF’s cleft palate services, was the recipient of three missions, January through March in 2020’s first quarter.

June 06, 2020

As the saying goes, you never know the value of what you have until you lose it. I came to believe this ever so poignantly when I was, without warning, notified of my mother’s unexpected death in July of 2016, while I was away on a cleft palate mission in Pakistan.

June 06, 2020

A Mother’s Last Journey

The ICSF surgical team, after completing a long day of surgeries, had left the OR to check our pre- and post-operative patients in the hospital ward. We had barely entered the ward when an unusual sight caught my eye at my immediate left.

January 16, 2020

August through December, three locations in the Philippines and one in Bolivia were recipients of ICSF’s efforts to provide free treatment for facial deformities to poor children in developing countries—at the same level of care that American children receive.

January 16, 2020

This Holiday season, give the gift that lasts a lifetime. Give the Gift of a Smile….to a poor child suffering from a facial deformity in a poor country. ICSF can provide a life-changing surgery for a poor child for only $290. Give the gift that lasts a lifetime, the Gift of a Smile!!!

January 16, 2020

The Travels of Michelle

No expense or effort is too much when it’s the welfare of your child—is what Michelle’s parents were thinking as they boarded the overnight boat trip to the island of Palawan, Philippines, on August 10 of this year.

January 16, 2020

As seen through the eyes of a volunteer

Having been on several ICSF missions, here’s what I, as a volunteer, have seen. The first day is when everyone who has learned about the mission comes to the hosting medical facility, hoping to have their child selected for surgery that will change their life.

January 02, 2019

Jessica, Trans-equatorial baby

In a heartbeat I knew how to respond to the pleading email. A nonsurgical medical group had recently completed a mission to the highlands of Ecuador. One of the mission’s volunteers had just emailed me about a baby born with a cleft lip that had been brought to the mission but could not be treated because of the surgical nature of her problem. After telling me a little bit about nine-month-old Jessica and her bilateral cleft lip, the volunteer pleaded: “Do you have teams that work in Ecuador?”

January 02, 2019

Ashley Joy received the Gift of a Smile three years ago by ICSF. She uses her gift every day and will continue to for the rest of her life.

January 02, 2019

Fifty-three children in the Philippines and Vietnam received free surgery by ICSF in August. Also, roughly eighty hours of one-on-one training to local health professionals was rendered, further enabling local doctors to treat their own patients.

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