In China about one baby in 700 is born with a cleft deformity- that amounts to over 430,000 per year.
GSO will support programs in Latin America, Africa, and China this year.
In Africa we reconstruct children born with clefts but also many mutilated by terrorists.
When added to in-kind donations, $500 will allow one child to have a cleft repair.
The rule of ten recommends children with cleft lip deformities be repaired when they are at least 10 weeks of age, weigh at least 10 pounds, have a hemoglobin of at least 10 gm/dl and have a white blood cell count of less than 10,000/mm2.
Children in orphanages have difficulty being adopted unless their clefts are repaired.
Our surgical goal is to repair 100 children on a mission.
We need your help. Please contact us at (206) 386-3550 or click here to donate online.