Physicians and allied healthcare providers from Las Vegas, Nevada and other cities in the United States held their annual medical mission at the Kamay ni Hesus Shrine Infirmary and Clinic in Lucban, Quezon, Philippines, last month.
As in the previous years, the missionaries provided free medical and surgical care and medications to more than 2,500 patients from Feb. 26-29, 2017.
The volunteers paid for their own international airfare and contributed funds for local transportation and for the purchase of boxes of medications and medical supplies for the mission.
Healing priest Fr. Joey Faller, the founder of the world-famous Kamay ni Hesus Shrine and Pilgrimage Resort, gratefully acknowledged and recognized the medical missionaries for their “unselfish and compassionate care for our needy and less fortunate fellowmen,” in a ceremony that followed a healing mass for the missionaries.
The Medical/Surgical missionaries, headed by Danny and Melinda Fabito, included Rudy Almase, Tony and Angie Bolinao, Manny and Evelyn Casanova, Philip and Farida Chua, Honorio and Elda Cruz, Amelia de Vera, Sheillah Chua-Gentile, Mike and Luz Micabalo, Grace Obena, Filemon and Josie Oligario, Evelyn Roque, Nap and Lynn Santos, and Pio Villar.
The team of surgeons, medical internist, ophthalmologist, pediatricians, nurses, med tech and nutritionists from the United States was joined and supported by the local allied staff at the Infirmary and Clinic.