Operation Restore Hope’s provides surgery to less fortunate children with cleft lip and palate and other birth defects and deformities in the communities we serve who without the donation of services would remain untreated and permanently disadvantaged. These children without intervention will have difficulty with nutritional uptake, formation of speech and normal socialization. They are often hidden or ostracized and have limited prospects for schooling and eventual integration in the workforce or community. The cost not only to the child but the family and the community is far greater than the cost for surgical intervention. With charitable surgical intervention especially at an early age, these children can have a chance to live normal lives and integrate into their communities.