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Candida looks over her daughter, Carmen

Manila – On Monday March 18, 2013, The Servants of Charity, from Guanella Center in Tandang Sora reached out and performed a rescue of two elderly women from the local area.  Candida (83 years old) and Carmen (57 years old) Ramirez are a mother and daughter who had been participating in various activities in Guanella Center for the past few years.  However, over the past 6 months their attendance was less and less often.  It was reported that Carmen had become completely blind due to diabetes, and was suffering from a large wound which had become infected.  Candida, because of the effects of her age was unable to take proper care of herself or her daughter.  Their living conditions had become sub-human, as the house had become full of garbage.  On Friday March 15th, Fr. Charlton Viray went for a pastoral visit and immediately decided that something had to be done.

On the day of the rescue Servants of Charity brothers, novices, seminarians, staff, and volunteers helped to carry the women from their home and transport them to our housing project near Guanella Center.  Once they arrived, the women were given baths, food, and medical attention. (Bro. Bob Neimeyer)

Candida looks over her daughter, Carmen
Candida tries to assist her daughter, Carmen.

Medical Camp at DGBH

Medical Camp-DGBH-cuddaloreCuddalore – The members of Lions Club International and Shree Venkadeshvara Medical from Cuddalore conducted a one-day medical camp at Don Guanella Boys Home on February 24th. Fr. Peter Sebastian, director of DGBH, welcomed and honored them with gifts. Mrs. Latha VijayaKumar, president of the Lions Club, Mr. Kalyan Kumar, former president of the Lions Club, the proprietor of Bell Book House Cuddalore and Mr. Nagappan, treasurer of the Lions Club, were present. Treatment was provided by Dr. R. Thirumalai Shankar, M.B.B.S., and P.G Dip.(Diab.), the chief medical officer of Government Hospital, Puducherry.  The medications were provided by Mr. Parthasarathi and Shree Venkadeshvara Medicals, the overhead was around Rs. 5000/-. The boys are now free from basic problems such as skin allergy, colds, stomachache and scabies. Through these people, the providential care of the Father was felt in our lives.