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New Zealand Stories - Operation Restore Hope

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2011

For a typically poor child, their access to health care is zero. It’s a dream come true for them. It’s a simple surgery that could just transform a child’s life.
– Operation Restore Hope's New Zealand co-ordinator Hector Gonzales
The payoff for us comes when you can hand back to a parent a baby that two hours before had an unoperated cleft, and now looks like a normal child with a few stitches in their lip. The look in that parent’s eyes is worth rubies and I can’t describe it.
– Operation Restore Hope surgeon Tristan de Chalain
...on a trip like this, for an investment of about $60, 70,000 New Zealand dollars we can change the lives of a hundred children in five days. That's not a lot of money.
– Operation Restore Hope surgeon Tristan de Chalain
Operation Restore Hope NZ has been coming to Manila annually since 2002 ... Everything they provide the children is free, though ironically, they themselves will pay fees to use the hospital’s facilities.
– Producer Amanda Evans on Operation Restore Hope