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MKI Filipino Group

Welcome to the Filipino Group of Mending Kids International!

Mending Kids International is a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization that provides life-saving and life-changing surgeries to children in developing and underdeveloped countries, including the Philippines. From 2005 to 2009, 30 Filipino children became the recipients of MKI’s generosity through its various partner hospitals in Los Angeles. Since 2010, with the expansion of MKI’s programs, another 31 have so far benefited from the international surgeries, 27 at the Philippine Heart Center, 2 in Cebu hospitals, 1 in Israel, and 1 in India.

In the fall of 2009, realizing the importance of supporting the kids and their families as they go through the most difficult time in their lives, a group of Filipino professionals residing in the Los Angeles area decided to form the Filipino Group of MKI.

Originally intended to provide financial and emotional support to the children and their families, it has over the last 2 years, grown and become actively involved and more committed in raising funds to provide even more surgeries for more Filipino kids.

Right now, there are about 60 children, mostly with congenital heart disease, waiting for their turn to get their hearts fixed.

We welcome your support of Mending Kids and the Mending Kids Filipino group as we continue to create miracles in the lives of our children and their families, one child at a time, one life at a time.

For more information on joining our group, please contact Arlene Kamen, MKI Board Member, at [email protected]


Most Recent Children We've Helped

Randy, 1 year old
Heart Patient

RonRon, 6 years old
Heart Patient

Ashton Jay, 4 years old
Anal Reconstruction

Kim, 5 years old
Heart Patient

Joaquin, 10 years old
Heart Patient

Facial Cleft

Current Happenings

Check back often for a listing of our current events.

Mending Kids International

2307 W Olive Avenue, Suite B Burbank, CA 91506    p. 818.843.MEND (6363)    f. 818.843.6365