Get to know the doctors behind Faces of Tomorrow as reported by Channel 13 in Sacramento. Watch as they explain in personal details how they came to believe in their mission and what made them choose to donate their time and expertise to improve the quality of life of people they likely would never meet.
Aired March 11, 2009 on CBS 13 Sacramento
An American Surgical Team, named Faces of Tomorrow (FOT), came to Tagbilaran City last January 14 to render free surgical services to Boholano children with facial deformities.Read More: American Doctors Give Boholanos a Gift of Love
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17 year old Marvin Contiri came to our screening clinic in 2011 to have his bilateral cleft lip and cleft palate repaired and unfortunately we had to turn him away. He learned about the mission late and by the time he arrived our schedule was jam packed and we could not take any more patients. He returned in 2012 and this was his year.Read More: Marvin Contiri
During our 2011 mission to the Philippines we met 19 year old Aireen. Aireen has a severe cleft lip and palate. She also suffers from various neurological deficits leaving her severely delayed. She came to us with many family members as supporters. Our doctors examined her and as a team decided it would not be safe to operate on her because of unknown health risks.Read More: Aireen - A Promise Kept
11 year old Patrick "Captain America" touched the heart of every member of our team. He arrived at our clinic wearing a Captain America t-shirt and to our surprise speaking freely in English to our team. It was really special being able to communicate with him directly.Read More: Kyle Patrick - Captain America