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Your donation can bring hope and happiness to individuals with facial deformities and ocular conditions. Every dollar raised will go towards funding these essential surgeries.  We are committed to being transparent about how we use the donations we receive. Our team provides their time and skills, so that all funds raised go directly towards medical supplies, transportation, and other necessary expenses related to our surgical trips. With your support, these individuals will have a brighter future and the chance to live healthy, confident lives.

Thank you for your generosity.


Help us provide life-changing surgeries to individuals with facial and ocular conditions. 

Your donation, no matter the size, will make a difference.

"Our mission is to provide access to cleft lip and palate surgical correction, as well as cataract removal surgery, for individuals in underserved communities worldwide. We strive to improve their health and well-being, giving them the opportunity to live a life free from the challenges of these medical conditions."

About Us

Dr. Guevara is a California native who moved to Florida almost 15 years ago.  He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Southern California.  Upon graduating, Dr. Guevara then attended Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York City, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.  Next, he completed a 6-year residency program at the University of Florida at Jacksonville in broad scope craniomaxillofacial surgery. During that 6-year period, Dr. Guevara graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine with his Medical Degree (MD) and completed a 1-year General Surgery Internship.

Following his residency training, Dr. Guevara completed an additional fellowship year of specialized training in Pediatric Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Surgery at the University of Florida and Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, FL.  Upon completion of his fellowship training, Dr. Guevara became a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Gainesville, FL.  He spent 2 years there as one of two Cleft and Craniofacial Surgeons on the Pediatric Cleft and Craniofacial team.  He also mentored surgery residents in the management of a broad scope of complex maxillofacial surgical procedures.  Dr. Guevara regularly travels internationally for cleft lip and palate mission trips, most recently to Vietnam and Guatemala.

Dr. Guevara has authored numerous articles and book chapters, as well as lectured nationally and internationally on topics including craniofacial and orthognathic surgery, facial trauma and cleft surgery.  He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including being a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, a certified Florida Boxing Commission ringside physician and a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

Carlo Guevara MD, DDS, FACS

 Dr. Jade Guevara is a board-certified Ophthalmologist and Cornea and External disease specialist. Dr. Guevara completed her undergraduate studies at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York, NY and earned her medical doctorate at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. In medical school, Dr. Guevara was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society as well as the prestigious Gold Humanism Honor Society. She stayed at the University of Florida to complete her ophthalmology residency and served as Chief Resident in her final year of training. She completed advanced fellowship training in Cornea and External Disease after residency.

​       She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and Women in Ophthalmology. She has presented research at the regional and national level including at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Guevara practices medical and surgical Cornea including full- and partial-thickness corneal transplant as well as comprehensive ophthalmology, including management of cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration. She is experienced in laser cataract surgery and small incision, no stitch cataract surgery as well as the implantation of toric and multifocal intraocular lens implants.

Dr. Jade Guevara, M.D.

Contact our team to find out more about how you bring smiles to the faces of babies with cleft lip and/or palate, and the gift of sight to individuals suffering from cataracts .

Find Out How You Can Help

We encourage you to get in touch with a member of our team. You can reach us through this contact form. Ask questions and request more information about our work. We are always happy to connect with individuals who share our passion for improving global health and providing access to essential medical treatments. If you are interested in supporting our work through a donation, we can provide you with more information on how to get involved. Together, we can make a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need.

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Facial Cleft Corrective Surgery

Cleft lip and cleft palate is the most common malformation of the Head and Neck.  It occurs very early in pregnancy, while the baby is developing inside the mother. Clefting may result from genetic and/or environmental causes. Many third world countries experience this condition secondary to a lack of prenatal medical care.

Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses may range from foggy vision to complete blindness. This can be a debilitating condition that is often left untreated in developing countries.

What We Do...

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