Craniofacial Surgeries

Mission to Zimbabwe, July 22, 2019 – Aug 3rd 2019

Love Without Reason’s team of surgeons, anesthetists, pediatricians, nurses and support staff is heading out to Zimbabwe on July 22nd, 2019, to help about 60-70 children with craniofacial surgeries. During the 2017 and 2018 missions, LWR completed 106 surgeries in 10 operating days. Our medical team is growing, and for many this is their first LWR mission to Africa!

LWR completes missions of this size with the support of our 150+ local volunteers who assist from start to finish of the 6-day event. You can still be a part of this life-transforming event!

  • 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.

Opportunity to help transform lives forever

We have raised $45,000 and need an additional $20,000 to complete this mission. Here is how you could help:

  • Online at
  • Send a check to Love Without Reason, P.O. Box 21009, Chattanooga TN 37424
  • Pray, Pray and Pray for this mission.
  • Spread the word!

Be sure to watch for Facebook live videos and instagram posts to see updates from the mission team. We hope you will consider being a part of the mission to Kenya in February 2020!

Why we do it?

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 Zimbabwe and South Africa, 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.

The campaign to educate and raise awareness on cleft repairs and maternal nutrition will yield the goal of demonstrating Love Without Reason.