Share Me A Dream Australia Inc (SMADI) conducted another successful surgical mission in the Philippines between 21 and 24 November. The mission was held in Mahinog, Camiguin and completed in partnership with Maharlika Charity Foundation, Inc led by the current President Dr Benedict Valdez and Camiguin Medical Foundation Team spearheaded by Bernabe Mendoza.
A total of 205 patients over two days were attended to or operated on for various treatments, which included 119 dental extractions, 59 minor surgeries (mainly cysts), 15 cataract surgeries, nine cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries, two circumcisions and one foreign body surgery.
The dedicated medical team and volunteers consisting of a large team, many of whom travelled nine hours from Davao to Camiguin include – doctors: Dr Benedict Valdez, Dr Michelle Aportadera, Dr Bernabe Mendoza, Dr Mark Paderanga, Dr Rose Mauro, Dr Noe Paez, Dr Maricel Luzano, Feberi Pacatan; dentists: Dr Nika Gutierrez, Dr Joseph Baring; nurses: Lani Amaro, Roxane Reyes, Marites Padella, Ethel Saldua, Chai Ng E, Karen Abad, Ethel Cortez, Alvin Clarnoco; staff: Shiela Lamban, Jacqui Ignacio; and logistics: Roger Zulueta, Jerry, Joey, Papalong.
The President of SMADI, Terry Kane, was present during the surgical mission in Camiguin.
“On behalf of Share Me A Dream Australia, I would like to thank everyone for their continuous support,” said Kane.
Meanwhile, SMADI also extended support to earthquake victims in Kidapawan. Kane reported that five sacks of rice and 50 Malongs were each distributed to the B’laan and the Bagobo tribes, along with some medicines.
Arthur Uy of Rotary Club of South Davao bought the rice and malongs and were packed by 39IB (Infantry Batallion) Army. It was coordinated by Liz Quimora – DDS Global International from Melbourne.
SMADI donated goods totaling $1,000 raised from its 5 October event. On 27 November, SMADI conducted a feeding program for 200 families who were affected by the recent earthquakes.
Share Me A Dream’s Rio Charity Ball is on 29 February 2020. Share Me A Dream Australia is a registered charity with the Australian Charities & Not for Profit Commission.
For more information, visit www.sharemeadream.com or follow Share Me A Dream Australia on Facebook.
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