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 2022. For more detailed information about our work, please view our Program Summary.
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.
Operation Smile Cleft Mission
October 12-17, 2022
Our second mission of 2022 was a partnership with our friends at Operation Smile and the MSY Foundation. This mission occurred at the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) from October 12-17. Thanks to your support and donations, we were able to help 33 impoverished children receive free cleft lip surgery. This includes several of the children that failed the health screenings during the September mission.
ROSAS Cleft Lip & Palate Mission
September 18-24, 2022
After a long delay, medical missions finally resumed in the Philippines! Our first mission in almost 3 years occurred from September 18 to 24 at Adventist/Miller Hospital (Cebu). We partnered with Rotary Operation Share a Smile (ROSAS) to provide free cleft lip or palate surgery for 22 children in need. Thanks to an outpouring of donations, this was the first mission that has ever been fully funded! We can't possibly express how grateful we are for your support!