We were blessed to welcome the incredible doctors of The LEAP Foundation in their annual visit to our Mission Hospital in Damoh late February. These doctors and volunteers are dedicated to spreading the goodness of the Lord by performing life-changing surgeries free of charge to those in need around the world. In 2014, LEAP’s visit to our facility forever changed the lives of 130 children. This year, we had 361 children register for this opportunity. These children suffered from various deformities such as cleft lip, cleft palate, and burns that, in their society, come marked with heavy stigma.
Our medical Missions and LEAP seek not only to improve these children’s physical appearance and health, but also aim to open a vast new world of possibilities and opportunity in each child’s life. In many of these cultures in India, a birth defect or physical deformity is viewed as a mark of bad karma, a stigma that follows a child their entire life. This stigma typically leads to a child being outcast and subjected to a lifelong struggle for the same opportunity as their neighbor.
Through the surgeries performed by LEAP, we are able to watch these children’s lives open to endless possibility and their hearts open to receive the boundless love and acceptance of our Lord. Through Him, every person has a chance to reach their full potential.
To help us further His work through our Medical Ministry, follow the link https://mycicm.indiamission.org/give and click the Medical Ministry tab.
For more information on the fantastic work of our partners, visit their website http://www.leap-foundation.org/