5,851 benefit from foundation’s missions

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012


CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) on Monday evening reported a total of 5,851 beneficiaries from its various medical missions in cooperation with the Jose A. Datu Medical Center from 2008 to 2011.

During its 25th anniversary thanksgiving celebration at Heroes Hall in this city, KDF head Benny Ricafort said the KDF -- established in 1987 -- would in the next years replicate its programs for indigents like prosthesis, wheelchair distribution, cleft lip/cleft palate surgery, cataract/pterygium surgery, the “seeing clearly” and “mother and child” projects, circumcision, dental/tooth extraction, walker distribution, crutch distribution, cane distribution, mobile laboratory and mobile X-ray.

“What we aimed to start then as RICH program has become the HELP project and we will aim to replicate this even as we venture into other forms of assistance and missions,” said Ricafort, adding that everything the KDF has achieved was born out of the “priceless relationship with its partners and benefactors.”

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Beneficiaries from 2008 to 2011 include, for prosthesis: 370; wheelchairs distributed: 399; cleft lip/palate surgery patients: 547; cataract/pterygium surgery patients: 760; “seeing clearly” recipients: 74; “mother and child” reached: 2,832; circumcision patients: 248; dental patients: 263; walkers distributed: 50; crutches distributed: 70; canes distributed: 68; mobile laboratory beneficiaries: 70; and mobile X-ray: 100. (Jovi T. De Leon)

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on January 11, 2012.

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