Surgical Mission to India for Kids

This January 2018, we have the honor of performing free cleft lip and palate surgery in children in Jaipur and Mumbai, India. Last year we were able to help over 200 children, but to do so again in 2018, this project needs your help! 

The funds collected will be used to purchase medical supplies, medications, housing and travel for patients and their families, and additional expenses needed to run the medical clinics and surgeries.

Cleft lip and palate are devastating birth defects in which the lip and/or palate do not fuse together creating a visible gap that affects facial appearance, swallowing and speech.  Children in underserved areas with deformities are often ostrasized for their appearance or abnormal speech. These surgeries can often significantly improve a child's quality of life and social acceptance. 
Please help support our team of nurses, speech therapists, anesthesiologists, and surgeons in their 2 week endeavor to perform as many surgeries as possible.  Our team members' names are listed below, please thank them for their time and efforts! 

Thank you for taking the time to read and support the cause. This project is through the India Project Inc. 

The India Project Inc. is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible in the United States.

Nursing and Operating Room Support
John Cornejo, RN (San Francisco, UCSF)
Maria Harris, RN (San Francisco, UCSF) 
Angela Schommer, RN (San Francisco, UCSF) 
Jignesh Patel (San Francisco, UCSF)
Cortney Williams, RN (San Francisco, UCSF)
Beth Beals, RN (New York) 
Debbie Fritz, RN (New York) 
Susan Ketigian, RN (New York)

Glenn Castenada, MD (New York)
Carolyn Alemi, NP (San Francisco, UCSF)

Speech Therapists 
Lindsay Naylor, SLP (New York) 

Seema Gandhi, MD (San Francisco, UCSF)
Stephanie Langelaar, CRNA (San Francisco, UCSF)
Errol Lobo, MD (San Francisco, UCSF)
Amit Gupta, MD (San Francisco, UCSF)
Patrick Cherry, MD (New York) 

Manoj Abraham, MD (New York)
Lianne DeSarres, MD (New York) 
Siva Chinnadurai, MD (University of Minnesota)  
Sean Alemi, MD (San Francisco, UCSF)  
Rahul Seth, MD (San Francisco, UCSF)

Supriya Dixit, MD 
Kristin Chasky 
Ina Kansari 
Dana Buffin  
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Rahul Seth 
San Francisco, CA
India Project Inc. 
Registered nonprofit
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