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September 24, 2014

It was late March 1998 when Dr. Geoff Williams was invited by a team of his Taiwanese men- tors to join them in a free cleft palate mission to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

September 06, 2014

As I sat there in the Cebu, Philippines, pre-operative clinic I almost had to look away from the horribly deformed teenage girl sitting in front of me.

June 01, 2014

Since its first full year of operation in 2006, ICSF has performed free surgeries and taught local health professionals in all four hemispheres of the world, every year, up to the present.

December 25, 2013

The mountainous Philippine countryside flew by as I sat on the back of the motorcycle taxi. As I looked to my right side I got a fleeting glimpse of a child by the side of a small house. Although the scene rapidly fled my view, the image of the child’s face caught in my mind. There was something troubling about the image—and then I realized that the child had a severe facial deformity.

August 13, 2013

2013 saw ICSF add yet another service to its regimen of treatments for children born with clefts in the developing world, with the implementation during ICSF’s October mission to Pucallpa, Peru of dental appliance services for cleft patients, to aid in speech and eating.

May 27, 2013

Dr. Joyce Carnes, a Bend, Oregon, physician, has joined the ICSF Board of Directors. At ICSF’s annual Board of Directors meeting in Medford, Oregon, on July 2, Dr. Carnes was unanimously voted in as a member of the board.

April 30, 2013

One-hundred-five surgeries in four missions (three missions to the Philippines alone) were performed in the first three months of 2013 by the ICSF surgical team.

March 12, 2013

Emver’s parents were worried. Earlier, they had been elated that their son had had his long awaited cleft lip surgery. It was now twelve days after surgery, however, and 18-month-old Emver was beginning to show signs of a serious infection.

January 10, 2013
By Eric Wall, Houston, Texas

View the video It's Their Time

Our son, David, constantly drooled. Because of his cleft palate, his bibs would get soaked. He would spit up volumes and required constant clean-up. It was a hard time for us, his family.

December 20, 2012

Remembering Marissa, ICSF’s First Poster Child

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