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Helping Children, Saving Faces
Dr Craig Senders, has dedicated much of his professional career to helping children with facial birth defects like cleft lip and cleft palate.
He regularly participates in surgical outreaches to help these children and has introduced many young surgeons to the rewards of giving back. Senders Wines supports the following charities which share our vision of helping these less fortunate children.
“Americans are among the most fortunate people in the world. For many it is appropriate to give time, for others money. Some can only give a prayer or show an act of kindness. Whatever you do, you will feel better for doing it.”
Faces of Tomorrow
Faces of Tomorrow sponsors surgical outreaches to help children with Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate and Ear Malformations. They currently are involved with outreaches to Ecuador where they work closely with the Peace Corps. Many of the founders were trained and accompanied Dr Senders on previous surgical outreaches. Dr Senders is one of the founding members of this group.
Operation Restore Hope USA is an international surgical charity founded and headquartered in Australia and made up of volunteers from around the world.
Our volunteers donate their time and skills to provide surgical care for the less fortunate children of the Philippines with cleft lip and palate deformities.
Operation of Hope
Operation of Hope (aka Operacion Esperanza) was founded by Joe Clawson MD who has longstanding ties with Dr Senders and UC Davis where Dr Clawson is a volunteer clinical faculty member. This organization sponsors outreaches to Zimbabwe and Ecuador to help children with facial birth defects. Dr Senders has made 3 trips with this group. Members of UC Davis and its graduates are involved in all outreaches.
Face to Face - Facial Plastic Surgery
Dr. Senders was one of the founders of Face to Face - Facial Plastic Surgery which supports Victims of Domestic Violence in the USA and provides educational and surgical outreaches to children with facial birth defects throughout the world including China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Ecuador, Honduras, Egypt, Russia and Croatia. Dr Senders has participated in 5 outreaches with this group.
“We founded Face to Face in 1992. I participated in one of the first medical outreached to Russia after the wall came down. In that outreach we helped over 70 orphan children with clefts and worked side by side, with the Russian surgeons. In Russia a child with a cleft would rarely live with their family until the cleft is repaired. All of the children we helped were either reunited with their families or adopted.” Craig Senders
The Cleft Palate Foundation optimizes the quality of life for individuals affected by facial birth defects. They offer families emotional and educational support, support research, sponsor meetings and help families find medical care. The 800 toll free service CLEFTLINE – 1-800-24-CLEFT – offers many families needed emotional support. Callers can request information about cleft palate/craniofacial teams and parent-patient support groups in their local region.
TheSmileTrain is an international organization which helps children with clefts in the USA and around the world. They support educational endeavors as well as surgical outreaches. Often they support other nonprofit groups (including Operation of Hope listed above) who deliver the care. Dr Senders has a high regard for this large organization. All of the publicly donated money directly supports surgical outreaches, as all of the overhead is paid for by the board of directors.
Shriners Hospital of Northern California
Shriners Hospital provides free care to children with congenital orthopedic issues and pediatric burn victims. Recently, Shriners has started a program to provide free medical care for children with cleft lip and cleft palate in Sacramento. Dr Senders participates in this program which helps children from the Western United States.
Children with Facial Birth Defects benefit