Monday, October 25, 2021

Free surgery for cleft lip, palate set

OPERATION Rainbow from Perth Australia will once again hold a medical mission that aims to serve more than 100 children with hare lip and/or cleft palate on July 14 to 20.

It has been organized together with the Kiwanis Club of Cebu and the Dr. Ignacio M. Cortes General Hospital in Mandaue City.

Operation Rainbow, a charitable institution, has been doing such missions in the Philippines since 1992. In 2009, Operation Rainbow moved its annual mission to Cebu; the first missions were done in Lapu-Lapu City before moving to Mandaue City in 2011.

Dr. Tim Hewitt, a plastic surgeon, will head the team from Australia.

The Kiwanis Club of Cebu, which will be celebrating its golden anniversary of community service and headed by its president Shikki Quinain, partners with and supports the Operation Rainbow team, especially in preparing, communicating and organizing support for the Australian team.

Leo Tacke is the Kiwanis project leader for this mission.

The screening of patients is set on July 14 at the Dr. Ignacio M. Cortes General Hospital. It will start at 8 a.m. For registration, which is ongoing, call 0922-8570304. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, call Leo Tacke at 0917-6271285.


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