This eye Medical Mission is founded by Dr Filemon Olegario. I am reaching out to you to help him raise money for this mission to help our fellow country men receive basic health care such as eye care.
Dr. Filemon Olegario,Ophthalmologist, is a current resident of Henderson, NV. Before moving to Nevada, he resided in Mitchell, South Dakota, where he founded and sustained a successful medical and surgical eye clinic for 26 years. Although his home is now in the American Southwest, he is still know that his roots grow deep in his hometown in the Philippines.-Mangatarem,Pangasinan. Like many of us, his life in the Philippines helped him shape who he is today, and strive to do what he can give back to our homeland. This receprocity between self and country is what moves him to reach out to his fellow Filino-Americans and friends.
As some of you may know every year for the past 25 years Dr Olegario have been traveling back to Philippines to continue a self-founded,grass roots Eye Medical Mission to help our fellow countrymen in need. Some of the services they provide in this mission are treating various refractive errors, minor eye surgeries and cataract surgeries, literally giving the gift of sight to those who cannot afford such services. Screened surgical cases will be operated at the Mangatarem District Hospital by his local partner, Dr. Monina Posadas and himself.
For this reason, he is reaching out to all of us for financial support. Any amount that you donate will help finance such things as buying reading glasses and eye drops for our "needy" kababayans", as well as mailing eye surgical supplies, donated used clothing,shoes and canned goods back to the Philippines. His next Eye Medical Mission will be on June 9th to July 28, 2011.
We live in an ever changing world where, unfortunately, much of humanity in developing countries like the Philippines fail to receive basic health services,such as eye care. We are all so aware of this tremendous need that plagues many of our brothers and sisters in the Philippines. With this thought in mind, please share what you can with those in need in Philippines, so that basic human right of quality and necessary health care can be accessible to the many who may not receive. Any donation you can offer is truly a gift of sight to an individual, a family to an entire community in Phillipines.
For more information on their yearly Eye Medical Mission, Please visit the following websites:
Dr Filemon Olegario
2344 Canyonville Drive
Henderson, NV 89044