Bright Faces is a global nonprofit dedicated to giving life-saving surgery to children in need. We provide complete medical and surgical care to patients suffering from cleft lip and palate in the most remote areas of the world. Worldwide, approximately 170,000 children and young adults are afflicted with the debilitating condition of cleft lip or palate each year. These children live with life-threatening malnutrition, dental, hearing and speech problems and are often ostracized and isolated. In a developing country one in ten children born with a cleft will die of malnutrition or other complications before their first birthday. In as little as 45 minutes we can save lives and give these children the opportunity to fulfill their greatest potential.
For more information on Bright Faces and the medical mission to the Philippines, please visit: www.brightfaces.org