The Unlikely Smile Maker

The Unlikely Smile Maker As I finished surgery on a beautiful ten year old girl from a local orphanage with a secondary cleft lip deformity, I did not realize how this tiny little Filipino girl was about to humanize me and my entire team involved in her care. When I met her the day before […]

Destination: Hope

Destination: Hope Next week, Dr. V will be traveling to Tarclac City, a small city in northern Philippines as part of Destination: Hope , a charitable organization which he helped create and establish. ┬áHe will be on this mission from January 16-27, 2014, treating children born with congenital deformities, such as cleft lips and palate […]