For the 2017 calendar year the post KIDOP program completed 21 cleft lip/palate operations and one eye operation that prevented blindness. $8413.25 was expended from post funds. The latest cleft lip operation was completed at a cost of $300 on 17 December 2017. The operation was performed by Dr. Andre Espirito of Sacred Heart Hospital, Angeles City Philippines. (see pictures to the left)
Special thanks to Richard Ciriello and the Grace McWayne Elementary School in Batavia, Illinois for their donations to this program over many years.
For those of you who would like to sponsor a child, the cost is $300 for lip operations and $400 for palate operations. Funds can be remitted by check to VFW Post 2485 by mail to the address below or electronically to our PayPal account:
Cliff Wilsey VFW Post 2485 PSC 517 Box 4930 FPO AP 96517
For any questions, contact Post 2485 at our general email address: firstname.lastname@example.org