In 1988, Dr. William Jackson and his wife Audrey visited the Philippines and were surprised at the number of children suffering from terrible disfiguring disabilities like cleft lip/palate, crossed eyes, and clubfoot.
Shortly after, the Mabuhay Deseret Foundation (MDF) was formed. Children were brought in from all over the country to a hospice house in Manila and the first surgical program was organized at St. Luke’s Hospital. Since then, the foundation has expanded to countries all over the world where they mainly provide eye services notably known as Charity Vision. With the help of our parent organization, Charity Vision, MDF includes hundreds of volunteers operating out of numerous medical facilities located in the regions of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
For every dollar that we have received nearly 100% worth of professional services and medical supplies has been delivered to those in need right here in the Philippines.
Today, because of MDF, Charity Vision, hundreds of volunteers, doctors and our generous supporters, we provide over 6,500 life changing surgeries in the Philippines each year.