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Since 1997 Dr. Pedro Franco has volunteered with Healing The Children (HTC), a non-profit organization that provides free surgeries to the underserved children from all over the world, together they’ve traveled to Colombia performing cleft lip, cleft palate and facial deformity surgeries.

This May 2015 marked Dr. Franco’s eighteenth year to serve. He was accompanied by one of our surgical technicians, Alberto Rodriguez, who has traveled with Dr. Franco to Guatemala for mission trips in the past but this was Alberto’s first time to serve in Colombia with HTC. Because many of the countries that are served may not have the technological advantages that are available in the U.S., the doctors are mostly reliant upon their skills as surgeons; Dr. Franco humbly accepts this challenge and provides the children with the best care possible.

As with all non-profit organizations HTC functions on donations and volunteers to make it possible for these children to receive their miracle. Not only do the surgeries positively impact the child’s life, by giving them the ability to eat, speak and breathe normally, but the lives of their families as well. Dr. Franco views this service as an honor and privilege and plans to serve many more years to come! If you would like to be a part of something bigger too CLICK HERE to donate or inquire about volunteer opportunities, there is already a child sending you their thanks!