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.
During our last mission trip in Antique, Philippines this February 2015, our medical team had seen over 3,000 patients and our surgical team performed over 300 procedures. The surgical-medical mission was a success.
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2016 Medical Mission Trip in Pangasinan, Philippines
Dr. De La Cruz goes to the Philippines for his medical mission trips every February. He recently was recognized for his humanitarian effort and received the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital "Helping Hand" Humanitarian Award this November 2016.
2017 Medical Mission Trip in Tacloban City, Philippines
Dr. De La Cruz recently received the Humanitarian Award in Stockholm, Sweden this January 2017 with World Aid Active during the "We Are One" Gala, the largest gala in Europe.