Charitable Endowment Support announces that a December medical mission to the Philippines, led by Michael Omidi, M.D. and his family via their charity No More Poverty, was a tremendous success with the provision of many life-changing operations to help the country’s poor population. Medical staff and equipment/supplies are being sought for a return trip currently planned for June of this year.
Charitable Endowment Support (CES7) is pleased to report that the lives of many underprivileged Filipinos were vastly improved by the free medical surgeries and services provided during a December, 2012 Medical Mission to the city of Calumpit just north of Manila. The trip, co-sponsored by the local government of the Bulacan province, was made possible by the generous support of No More Poverty, its co-founders Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi, MD, and their mother Cindy Omidi.
“CES7 is very pleased with the life-changing results of this mission of mercy. We are grateful for Dr. Omidi’s leadership and the support of his whole family, without whom this important humanitarian endeavor, which restored the lives of many, would not have been possible,” according to Charles Santacrose, Founder and President of Charitable Endowment Support. “We look forward to a continuing partnership with the Omidis and a second trip in June to minister to even more deserving Philippine people.”
Dr. Michael Omidi led the compassionate team of two surgeons and five nurses/surgical technicians, who together were able to complete 36 major surgeries in just a few days. Procedures included the removal of large growths related to breast and thyroid cancer, hernia repairs, and several surgeries to fix debilitating face and neck deformities. Most of the 94 million people living in the Philippines have limited access to and can’t afford to pay for medical treatment. Tragically, many of those suffering with cancerous growths find themselves with no options and are relegated to suffer in silence as they wait to die.
“It was a privilege to have this opportunity to use my training to benefit such a beautiful group of people,” says Michael Omidi, MD co-founder of No More Poverty. “We were able to help many educated professionals and several destitute orphans, some were at death’s door and others ostracized from society because of their illness and related deformities. Their infinite gratefulness touched my heart and I look forward to returning again in June to help more of these warm and gracious people.”
Support for the June, 2013 return to Philippines is greatly appreciated. Those able to contribute financially or with donations of medical supplies and equipment are urged to contact CES7. Medical professionals are also needed to join Dr. Omidi on this medical mission of mercy.
About Charitable Endowment Support (CES7)
Charitable Endowment Support (http://www.ces7.org) is a non-profit organization formed to enhance the lives of the homeless, orphans, impoverished, abused, sick and illiterate children living in third-world adversity. The goal of CES7 is to address the world’s seven human misfortunes: despair, desolation, oppression, illiteracy, poverty, crime and society’s ills. An initial project of the organization is the construction of a fully operational orphanage in the Philippines that will safely shelter and educate children and provide necessary medical and dental services. CES7 seeks humanitarian opportunities around the world where their empowerment programs can address a community’s lack of sufficient economic, education, training, and spiritual resources and offer hope for a brighter future.
About No More Poverty
No More Poverty (http://www.nmp.org) is a not-for-profit charity organization (with a pending 501(c)3 application) founded by brothers Michael Omidi, M.D. and Julian Omidi. The organization seeks to end poverty at home and abroad by supporting the efforts of like-minded charities and agencies. Current efforts are focused on increasing awareness of and donations to charities already doing great work to address poverty and its staggering effects throughout the world. The plan is to expand our activities to include fostering business development and job creation in disenfranchised areas.
Join us in the fight for No More Poverty. Suggestions for worthy partners in the fight for No More Poverty are welcome. No More Poverty does not accept monetary support, but instead encourages direct donations to the charities featured on the organization’s website. For more information, please visit http://www.Facebook/nmp.org or other social media pages on Twitter, Pinterest and GooglePlus.
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