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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 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.

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

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?”

December 16, 2016

Children with a variety of burn and congenital facial deformities were treated free of charge by ICSF in the countries of Guatemala, Bolivia, Peru, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines, May through August.

December 16, 2016

Beginning this year and for each year in the future, ICSF will designate one of its surgical missions as the Annual Beverly Williams Memorial Mission. This year the site was Kabankalan City, the Philippines, August 6-19.

December 16, 2016

The One

Thirteen-month-old Mario came to ICSF’s Guatemala City mission late. I first became aware of Mario’s presence in the room when we were seeing the last of the children with cleft lips and palates and had a nearly full schedule. I was asked to come to the other side of the large clinic room, where I saw a young father holding a child in a blanket, the mother at his side. I could not see the child at first because a small crowd of clinic workers and nurses had crowded around, a tip-off that someone very unusual was being held within the colorful blanket.

December 16, 2016

By Dr. Geoff Williams, ICSF president

Beverly Williams, co-founder and secretary-treasurer of ICSF, passed away unexpectedly on July 19, 2016, at the age of 86 while working in her vegetable garden at her home in Boise, Idaho. Her garden was a place she loved and loved to work in — and the place that she had repeatedly said she wanted to pass away in when the time came.

July 17, 2016

The School Teacher

Ever since the beginning of my full-time service in the developing world, I have wondered how far children in a disadvantaged environment can go with the right set of helps and influences. I think I am beginning to find the answer—and it’s staggering.

July 17, 2016

The School Teacher

Ever since the beginning of my full-time service in the developing world, I have wondered how far children in a disadvantaged environment can go with the right set of helps and influences. I think I am beginning to find the answer—and it’s staggering.

Design by Melissa Ventura, Development by Drew Bertola and Walter Martin.