Since 2011, Mending Faces has performed a one-week medical mission to the Philippines to provide free surgeries to children born with cleft lip and cleft palate. As of 2017, two missions will be performed annually, in the Philippines and at another international destination. In November 2017, the 2nd mission will be in Colombia. We are partnering with another non-profit Drawing Alegria. Medical team volunteers made up of healthcare professionals and outreach professionals donate their time and expertise as well as fund their travel expenses to provide these free surgeries. There is no cost to the impoverished families of the children we treat.
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