MEDICAL MISSION TRIPS
On January of 2013 Dr. De La Cruz started his medical/surgical mission trip in The Philippines at Nueva Ecija to help impoverished children with cleft lip and cleft palate. The medical mission with Operation Bayanihan had seen over 425 patients PER DAY, and we performed over 22 surgical cases PER DAY despite our limited medical/surgical supplies and one to two available anesthesiologists. They desperately needed our help.
OPERATION NUEVA ECIJA 2013
OPERATION ANTIQUE FEBRUARY 2015
OPERATION PANGASINAN FEBRUARY 2016
Dr. De La Cruz continues to do his medical mission trips every year in the Philippines. He was recently recognized for his humanitarian work, and received the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital "Helping Hand" Humanitarian Award this November 2016. He also recently received the "We Are One" Award in Stockholm, Sweden for his humaniatrian efforts on January 2017.