Gabriel’s Symphony Foundation (GSF) has been sponsoring free surgical operations for indigent children with cleft lip and palate in partnership with the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) since 2002, the General Miguel Malvar Medical Foundation Hospital (GMMMFH) through the help of ‘Operation Rainbow’ since 2004, and several other socio-civic organizations.
As of May 2011, GSF has so far financed cleft lip and palate operations for 278 children at the PGH and 273 children at the GMMMFH. The Foundation has also sponsored operations in the regions, including 12 children in Cebu through Zugbuana Jaycees and 213 children in Misamis Oriental through the help of the Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro City. These operations covered not only cleft lip cases but also those in need of multiple operations to repair their gum and palate. Our services go beyond medical assistance. We also accompany the parents and child through the entire process, from the time of the first check-up until the child is brought home to recuperate.
We have donated 18 hearing aides to children from 4 to 14 years of age as of May 2011. This is a year-round project with the help of Philippine National Ear Institute based at PGH. We have also donated 17 artificial eyes to visually impaired children through our partnership with Parents Advocate for Visually Impaired Children (PAVIC).
Senator Pia S. Cayetano recently led the turnover of around P2-million worth of brand new equipment to the Obstetrics-Gynecology (Ob-Gyne) Department of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in Manila. She also donated a check worth P340,000 through the GSF to fund the salaries of nurses and volunteers at the PGH’s Pediatric Nuerosurgical Operating Room.