Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness Month: Ongoing Belize Mission Outreach

Belize.05.2012_Golden_Easterling_ThiessenOn average, about 1 in every 500-750 births worldwide results in a cleft. LEAP currently has a volunteer surgical mission team in Belize — a geographic region that has no plastic surgeons of its own — performing cleft lip and palate repairs, as we have done since 1995. Children like Cornelius (pictured here) would likely not receive surgical repair without the generosity of spirit found in the medical volunteers who travel on missions with LEAP.