The 18-year-old foundation, which is offering the operations in collaboration with Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, reached out to the children awaiting facial reconstructive surgery and gave them a gift many parents would have been unable to afford.
The young patients, aged from just three months to 13 years, received operations ranging from cleft lip and cleft palate repairs, to insertion of a tissue expander due to burn injuries and a second stage ear reconstruction.