Actual CURE patient, Zane (age 4) before and after cleft lip and palate surgery. Actual CURE patient, Alazar (age 4) before and after cleft lip and palate surgery.
DAVAO CITY – There is new hope for Filipino children born with a cleft lip and/or palate thanks to an expanded partnership between the Tebow CURE Children’s Hospital of the Philippines in Davao City and Smile Train.
A generous grant from Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft-focused organization, will fully fund comprehensive cleft care for patients at the Tebow CURE Children’s Hospital until the end of September 2024, meaning that parents pay nothing for their children’s care, which includes surgical procedures and long-term nutrition services, speech therapy, specialized orthodontics, and emotional support to ensure successful patient rehabilitation.
The Speech Services grant in the amount of PHP 1,500,000 is the latest in a long history of partnership between the Tebow CURE Children’s Hospital and Smile Train.
Since 2021, Smile Train has provided several grants to fund many essential components of cleft care at the Tebow CURE Children’s Hospital, including the accommodation and transportation of cleft patients; the purchase of specialized cleft equipment, tools, and supplies; tuition for medical training for plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, and speech therapists; and the subsidization of a cleft program manager.
Anyone interested in learning how to receive cleft care for a child should visit: https://philippines.cure.org/ or call 0948 700 3620.
About the Tebow CURE Children’s Hospital of the Philippines
Established in 2014 through a partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation, CURE Philippines performs over 1,800 life-changing reconstructive plastic and orthopedic surgeries every year for children suffering from treatable disabilities. Strategically located in Davao City, the hospital has 30 beds and three operating rooms to treat children with conditions like clubfoot, cleft lip, and palate as well as disabilities following chronic burn contractures. In addition to world-class clinical service, CURE Philippines ministers to the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their communities.
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