Abounding in Love actively participates in medical missions that provide free cleft lip and palate surgery to children in the Philippines. Our charity pays for all of the expenses, which eliminates the financial burden on families who are struggling financially. Below is a summary of the medical missions we've been a part of since 2023. For more detailed information about our work, please view our Program Summary.
Operation Rainbow Australia Cleft Mission
June 17- June 23, 2023
Our third medical mission of 2023 marks a new milestone for the Abounding In Love organization. This mission is our first partnership with the fantastic team of Operation Rainbow Australia and the Kiwanis Club of Cebu. Together, we successfully provided free surgery to 40 Abounding In Love children with cleft lip and palate conditions. Specifically, 25 children underwent cleft lip surgeries, while 15 received palate repairs. The Medical mission was held at the Visayas Med Hospital. We are thrilled to have partnered with these organizations and eagerly anticipate future missions working alongside them.
Rotaplast Cleft Mission
February 21-March 3, 2023
Abounding in Love’s second mission of 2023 was another partnership with the fine folks at Rotaplast International (our 7th mission with them) and the Rotary Club of Cebu Port Centre. This mission took place at Adventist/Miller Hospital in Cebu, Philippines. We enrolled 81 children, 62 of which received successful cleft lip and palate surgeries, 2 received an obturator, and one child had a dental procedure.
Faces of Tomorrow Cleft Mission
January 7-14, 2023
We kicked off 2023 with another medical mission in partnership with Faces of Tomorrow. The mission occurred from January 7-14 at Gallares Hospital in Tagbilaran, Bohol. 52 poor children received free surgery (a total of 60 different procedures: 28 cleft lip repair, 23 cleft palate repair, 1 rhinoplasty, and 8 cleft palate speech surgeries). 20 dental procedures were performed at this mission as well.