Cuddalore – Frequent medical camps are required by government norms for Don Guanella Boys Home. The primary health center from Pudupalayam came to DGBH and conducted medical camp on August 27th. They checked everyone’s blood and asked the boys to be clean and hygienic. The team submitted the medical report to the deputy director of the health department. All the students participated in the camp.
Medical Mission 2012
Quezon City – God moves in His own way, using different people to show His Love, but it is He who does. He sent Medical Mission 2012, sponsored by Dr. Carlos Lanting College, to the Guanella Center on July 21st. The medical team, including four doctors, nursing students and NSTP students served fifty Persons with Disabilities. They also fed about 30 special children from the community and the Tandang Sora area. Special thanks to Dr. Carlos Lanting College for their continuous support of the Servants of Charity. May the good Lord reward them a hundred fold for the love and support they give to needy children.
Lay Collaboration in Chester
A chance meeting has led our community in Springfield to begin a possible collaboration with Dr. Frank McNesby with the Holy Family House in Chester, PA. Dr. McNesby is a pediatrician who serves nearly 1000 children with special needs in the City of Philadelphia. He has been with St. Christopher’s Children Hospital for over twenty years and is a devout Catholic interested in promoting the dignity of human life as espoused by our recently canonized Founder. On Thursday, April 19th, Fr. Paul Oggioni and Fr. Dennis Weber visited Frankie’s World, a medical day-care program for 47 children ages 6 months to 8 years. After a tour, we met with Dr. McNesby and proposed the possibility of joining forces to establish a similar program in the impoverished city of Chester, near our house in Springfield. Fr. Paul has identified a number of families of children with special needs who could benefit from this program. We ask for your prayers as the Springfield community seeks to spread the tent of charity in collaboration with committed laity.