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About Operation Restore Hope
Operation Restore Hope (ORH) is an Australian based surgical charity for less fortunate children in the Philippines with birth defects and deformities, especially cleft lip and palate.
What is a Cleft lip & palate
A cleft is a congenital birth defect which may be of one or two sides of the lip (unilateral or bilateral), the palate or both. It develops when parts of the developing lift or palate fail to join together during development.
Early treatment and repair of the lip and palate assist in the infant’s normal uptake of food, oxygen, development of speech and of course normal socialization. Surgery gives to these children the ability to communicate, whether through speech or simply smiling.
Welcome to Operation Restore Hope.
Thank you for taking time out of your busy life to consider others less fortunate than ourselves. Operation Restore Hope cares for children in the Philippines with birth defects and deformities, especially cleft lip and palate who without charitable intervention would go untreated. A simple operation can change their entire lives and give them the chance not only to communicate but hopefully fulfill their potential.
Please take some time to watch our video and explore our site and feel free to contact us if you are interested in learning more about Operation Restore Hope or seeing how you can help.