Give Them a Smile
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MMFC has been changing the lives of children and their families all over the world for over 25 years by providing quality surgical and dental services to poor and under-privileged children and young adults in various countries throughout the world. Which includes facilitating the transfer of education, knowledge and recent innovations to the local medical communities. Learn More…
Prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, MMFC volunteer teams averaged more than 20 trips per year in a dozen different countries. This all changed as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. However, despite the immense challenge this pandemic presented, MMFC has continued to impact the care of destitute children and families in Africa, Asia, and Central America. Read More
Children born each year with cleft
Children and adults awaiting surgery
Surgeries performed by MMFC
What is cleft lip & palate and why is it so prevalent in certain areas?
Cleft lip and cleft palate occur when tissues in the baby’s face and mouth don’t fuse properly. Normally, the tissues that make up the lip and palate fuse together in the second and third months of pregnancy. But in babies with cleft lip and cleft palate, the fusion never takes place or occurs only part way, leaving an opening (cleft).
DenverDenver is a 7 year old boy who lives 4 hours away from Angeles City in province of Aurora. Denver has been bullied a lot. When he is bullied he will just return home, even if he is at school. His parents need to smash up his food so he can eat it. Then each bite is followed by milk to wash the food down. His father, Nick, is a rice farmer. They journeyed to Angeles City when Nick's sister-in-law told him about MMFC's Mission for February.
MariaMaria Anne was a 3 month old girl with cleft lip and palate. Apparently both the birth parents have cleft deformities in their families. This year, we will fix her cleft lip and if she’s healthy and weighs at least 20lbs next year, we will fix her cleft palate. Maria Anne came back in February 2019 to have her cleft palate fixed. Along with the palate surgery, the doctors will fix some of the scarring from the cleft lip surgery.
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See where we’ve been in 2019 and the beginning of 2020. We are hoping to start up our missions in the latter half of 2021.