Craniofacial Surgeries

How to help during Love Without Reason Mission Trips

Love Without Reason’s team of surgeons, anesthetists, pediatricians, nurses and support staff help children with craniofacial surgeries. Since 2017, LWR has transformed 287 lives of children and adults in Africa (Zimbabwe and Kenya) alone with craniofacial surgery. In India the number exceeds 400 patients.  Our medical team continues to grow and expand!

LWR completes missions with the support of our 150+ local volunteers who assist from start to finish of the camp. Your financial support during a mission trip can be designated for the following:

  • A gift of $25 can cover the cost of fuel and transportation for one family.
  • A gift of $100 covers the medication costs and lab work for one child.
  • A gift of $1000, one child’s entire surgery, hospitalization, parent lodging and transportation is completely covered from start to finish.

Why should I get involved?

Worldwide the statistics indicate that 1 in 700 births is a cleft deformity. Our surgeons and physicians in India have indicated that 35,000 to 40,000 babies are born each year in India alone with a cleft deformity. Their concern is, “Where are these babies?”

Due to the stigma associated with a facial birth defect, in certain parts of India, these children will not come out of the hospital alive. In the rural villages, the family will be harassed until they take the baby outside the village or discard them on the railroad tracks.

In Santhosh and Susan’s journey to many African countries, many of the same comments were made with regards to children with facial birth defects. The shame and humiliation the family faces will overwhelm any joy in the birth of a baby.

With every mission trip and every medical camp, all families are educated on the link between craniofacial birth defects and human trafficking.  The LWR team is committed to work, “Until There Are No More Sold and Until the World is Cleft-Free!”