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December 16, 2016

Children with a variety of burn and congenital facial deformities were treated free of charge by ICSF in the countries of Guatemala, Bolivia, Peru, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines, May through August.

December 16, 2016

Beginning this year and for each year in the future, ICSF will designate one of its surgical missions as the Annual Beverly Williams Memorial Mission. This year the site was Kabankalan City, the Philippines, August 6-19.

December 16, 2016

The One

Thirteen-month-old Mario came to ICSF’s Guatemala City mission late. I first became aware of Mario’s presence in the room when we were seeing the last of the children with cleft lips and palates and had a nearly full schedule. I was asked to come to the other side of the large clinic room, where I saw a young father holding a child in a blanket, the mother at his side. I could not see the child at first because a small crowd of clinic workers and nurses had crowded around, a tip-off that someone very unusual was being held within the colorful blanket.

December 16, 2016

By Dr. Geoff Williams, ICSF president

Beverly Williams, co-founder and secretary-treasurer of ICSF, passed away unexpectedly on July 19, 2016, at the age of 86 while working in her vegetable garden at her home in Boise, Idaho. Her garden was a place she loved and loved to work in — and the place that she had repeatedly said she wanted to pass away in when the time came.

July 17, 2016

The School Teacher

Ever since the beginning of my full-time service in the developing world, I have wondered how far children in a disadvantaged environment can go with the right set of helps and influences. I think I am beginning to find the answer—and it’s staggering.

July 17, 2016

Cadiz, Kabankalan, and Dipolog, Philippines, and Hai Phong, Vietnam, were all the recipients of ICSF surgical missions in the first quarter of 1016.

July 17, 2016
Myra’s Luck

The ICSF team had just finished a long trip in the Philippine mountains on hired motorcycles in search of a postoperative ICSF patient. As the team members reached the paved road, they lamented that they had not found the little patient they had been looking for. As they began to enter the waiting car, they noticed a little girl standing among a small group of onlookers at the roadside store.

July 17, 2016

The School Teacher

Ever since the beginning of my full-time service in the developing world, I have wondered how far children in a disadvantaged environment can go with the right set of helps and influences. I think I am beginning to find the answer—and it’s staggering.

January 17, 2016

Not Poor Enough

“You’re not poor enough”, explained the mission doctor. Eighteen-year-old Resty had a severe birth defect of his left lower eyelid and was starting to have some scarring of his cornea and loss of vision as a result. He also had a deformity of his upper lip and nose. He had gone to many free surgical missions for help but always had been given a reason why the mission could not perform his surgery.

January 17, 2016

The Hanoi International Women’s Club (HIWC) is composed of influential international women of high standing. Many are the wives of ambassadors or other officials from various countries, while others are successful businesswomen. One of the main interests of this women’s group is to provide help to poor Vietnamese children.

Design by Melissa Ventura, Development by Drew Bertola and Walter Martin.