The ripple effect of giving is something we celebrate at LEAP. The beauty of being big-hearted is that there’s no telling how far your generosity will travel. The story of Li Ying and the Lamon family is one of our favorites.
LEAP offers hope to children who have no options for care in their home countries.
The Landmark Program, in partnership with Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas, makes it possible for children with the most complex surgical needs, who live in underserved areas of the world, to travel to the United States to receive high quality medical and surgical care.
LEAP saves lives.
Many of the children served by LEAP Global Missions have such severe craniofacial abnormalities that they have been abandoned as infants or sent to palliative care facilities. We often take care of or greatly reduce their travel and surgical costs, and we also coordinate host families who will offer these children a loving and safe environment while they heal.
LEAP provides long-term care to those brought to the United States for treatment.
The children served by the Landmark Program often require multiple surgeries that are too complicated to perform in their own countries. In many cases, they are allowed to stay in the United States for an extended period of time.
Three-year-old Misha lives in Moldova with his loving mother and two older sisters. When he was a baby, Misha accidentally poured hot oatmeal on himself, causing devastating burns. Because his family lacked funds for treatment, he has lived most of his life with extensive scarring on the left side of his head and face.
In early January 2015, we received word that the Santiago family of four was headed to Dallas from Cuba, an unexpected and wonderful surprise. They arrived in Dallas by mid-January, and housing and car transportation was provided by a local church partner, Park Cities Presbyterian Church, who have also provided this wonderful family with a host of support since they first arrived.READ MORE STORIES
With an ear-to-ear grin, Danny arrived in Dallas on November 8, 2014, after a long flight from the Chinese orphanage that had been his home for two years. In the months to follow, his joyful spirit propelled him through an extensive journey of healing and recovery.READ MORE STORIES
14 Countries Reached
45 Patients Served
Dominican Republic 11 (24%)
Haiti 4 (9%)
Bahamas 2 (4%)
Egypt 1 (2%)
Algeria 1 (2%)
China 7 (15%)
Russia 3 (7%)
Cuba 1 (2%)
Kenya 1 (2%)
Moldova 1 (2%)
Belize 5 (11%)
Honduras 2 (4%)
Mexico 1 (2%)
Jordan 1 (2%)
Most Served Country: Dominican Republic
Gender Ratio: Male 25 vs. Female 20
- 10 orphaned
- 7 adopted
- 37 children and 8 adults
- Average child age: 7 years old