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Program Summary

The following is a summary of our accomplished projects and ongoing activities. We are always seeking out disadvantaged children, teens, and even adults to whom we can provide medical, financial, and nutritional support (with priority to those who need free cleft lip and palate surgery). As of now, our nonprofit organization focuses exclusively on the Philippines, but we hope to extend our reach to other countries in the future.

2024

  • [February 11 - 17] In our inaugural medical mission of the year, we renewed our collaboration with Faces of Tomorrow in Bohol. We take great pride in commemorating the transformation of 31 beneficiaries whose lives were profoundly impacted through surgery, culminating in a total of 56 procedures successfully performed, addressing 24 cases of cleft palate and 7 cases of cleft lips. The mission took place at Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Medical Center, where our organization ensured the provision of lodging, food, transportation, and other essential needs for the children throughout the mission.

  • [February 26 - March 28] In our second mission this year, our partnership with Rotaplast International and the Rotary Club of Cebu Port Centre continued during the 19th Rotaplast Surgical Mission in Cebu. We're thrilled to share that Abounding in Love supported 42 of the 69 beneficiaries who successfully underwent surgery. The event was hosted at Adventist Hospital Cebu, with our team coordinating lodging, food, transportation, and other critical needs for the participating children.

2023

  • [January 8 – 14] Our 4th medical mission with the Faces of Tomorrow Team took place at GCGMMC in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. A total of 88 children were screened, and 52 received free cleft lip or palate surgery. Our charity provided each beneficiary with free transportation, food, toys, and accommodation during the medical mission..

 

  • [February 19 - March 3] We had our 7th partnership with Rotaplast International and the Rotary Club of Cebu Port Centre for a medical mission at Adventist Hospital. Abounding in Love brought 81 children with cleft lip and palate, 62 of whom passed the screening and received free cleft lip or palate surgery. As usual, our charity provided the children and their families with free transportation, food, toys, and lodging during the mission.

  • [June 17 - June 23] For our third medical mission this year, we partnered with Operation Rainbow Australia and the Kiwanis Club of Cebu for the first time. Through this partnership, Abounding has enrolled 45 children with cleft lip and palate.  We were able to deliver 40 life-changing cleft surgeries. Among them, 25 children had cleft lip surgeries, while 15 received palate repairs. The mission was held at Visayas Med Hospital, and our organization provided lodging, food, transportation, and other necessities for the children throughout.

  • [September 17 - September 22] Last September, we continued our partnership with Operation Smile Philippines and MSY Foundation to participate in the Operation Smile Medical Mission at Cebu City Medical Center, with the aim of bringing hope and transformation to those in need. This was our 8th year of participation, and we were overjoyed to enroll 47 determined young souls. Thirty-three of these brave individuals underwent life-altering procedures, with 20 undergoing cleft lip surgeries and 13 receiving cleft palate repairs. As always, Abounding in Love provided relentless support in covering lodging, nourishment, transportation, and all other needs. This annual endeavor reflects our unwavering dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of those we serve.

2023
  • [November 13 -  November 19] In our final medical mission of the year, we once again collaborated with the Rotary Club of Cebu for the Rotary Operation Share A Smile (ROSAS) Medical Mission 2023 at the VisayasMed Hospital. This collaboration allowed Abounding in Love to enroll over 30 children, with 24 of them successfully undergoing surgery. Eight of these cases involved cleft lip, while the remaining 16 were cleft palate surgeries. Abounding in Love remains steadfast in consistently meeting every child's needs, including food, accommodation, transportation, and all other essentials crucial for their full recovery, to ensure a secure operation and smooth recovery.

Abounding staff and Foreign Doctors Discussing.
  • [December] In this year's traditional Christmas-giving initiative, we provided 10 kilograms of rice, and toys to a total of 178 selected beneficiaries and financial gifts to select children.