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Alia

Allia 125Little Alia came to us as a little toddler who wanted to sing.

But Alia's deformities were so severe including a wide cleft lip and palate that not only could she not sing, nor speak properly but found it very difficult to eat as the food would escape either her mouth or through her nose.

Analyn

50-postop 125Nine year old Analyn was referred through a local community health centre to Operation Restore Hope. The second child in a family of six children, Analyn came to us with a cleft lip and palate. Our surgeons repaired her lip in 2005 and her palate a year later in 2006.

Angel Clear

AngelI am the mother of Angel Clear Saavedra, 3 years of age,who has been operated for 2 consecutive years. First on her lips last 2007 in the next year last 2008 her palate in your medical mission operation restore hope. Now she is look so find and good. I just wanna say my warmest thank you to all members, doctors, officers and all who organize this medical mission....thank you much. You really restore our hope. I know god will blessed you a million times you gave to u for all less fortunate children like my child. The help you give to us is always remembered and you already a part of our life. In be half to all who benefits your medical mission. Thank you so much. More than word can say. God Bless You.

Charlene

charlene postop07Charlene is undoubtedly Operation Restore Hope's most complicated surgical case. Born with a severe facial cleft, Charlene's parents had tried repeatedly to get treatment for their daughter. Although they were unable to afford such extensive surgery, they still searched, but no-one locally would even agree to take the case.

Christal Jane

christal postop2Christal Jane
Christal Jane came to Operation Restore Hope’s screening in 2005 aged 2 with a wide bilateral cleft lip and palate. Christal Jane’s older brother John also has a bilateral cleft lip and palate and their mother had a unilateral cleft lip and palate as well.

Corazon

78-postop 125Even though Corazon’s parents actively sought out charity everywhere they could and presented Corazon to various missions, Corazon was never treated as she suffered from a heart condition which would make the surgery much more dangerous for Corazon. It is a cruel twist of fate that Corazon actually means heart.

Kenneth

158-postopKenneth first came to ORH at the age of one in 2006 after his mother went to her local Health Centre and was advised to come and see us in April while we were here. The 3rd child in a family of four, Kenneth is the only child affected by a cleft palate and lip.

Oliver

Oliver 125Oliver is eight years old. He is the fourth child in a family of five children, and was the only child to be born with a cleft lip. Oliver’s father supports the family working as a security guard in Quezon City.

Randy

153-preopRandall (Randy) was one of our most complicated surgical cases in 2006. At the age of 12 he and his mother arrived at our screening day. Our team took 5 hours to repair his wide bilateral cleft lip and palate.