Monday, March 23, 2015

Medical Trip Is A Phenomenal Success!

Dr. Jenna Fine, Sela Fine (her sister), Linda Thomas (her aunt) and Kristen Rients (no relation!) did an unbelievable job this last week at the clinic.  They examined and treated 200 children and 300 adults!!!!  We offered free service and medication to the village and they turned out in droves.  We could have had three teams and then we could have treated all of them.

Many of the people were seniors and do you know what they needed ... just good chiropractic.  If my chiropractors are reading this, heads up!  I will need you next March ... you can make such a difference in these people's lives.

I am writing this at Mweya Lodge in Uganda while the medical team takes a ride down the Kazinga Channel where they will see elephants, Nile Crocodiles, birds, and millions of Hippos.  This morning they saw a Male lion, lioness and four cubs!  :)  Plus of course, elephants, wart hogs, cape buffalo, Ugandan Kob, water bucks and so much more!

OK ... time to announce the  Summer Trip.  The dates are June 18-30 and for $3,500 you get all of the following:

Airfare, all hotel accommodations including meals, car and driver, three day safari ... ask anyone and they will tell you that is an UNBELIEVABLE price.

I will need to know no later than May 1, 2015 if you intend to make this trip.


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Monday, March 2, 2015

Sylvia Receives Donation From Henry Schein, Inc.


Enables 1,015 Underserved Children to Receive Care in 2015

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Sylvia’s Children, a New Jersey-based non-profit founded by businesswoman and philanthropist Sylvia Allen, announced today that it has received a donation of health care products under a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Global Product Donation Program

Through this program, Henry Schein, Inc., the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, provides several health care product donations valued at $5,000–$25,000 each over the course of two years to Sylvia’s Children.

The grant will enable Sylvia’s Children to more effectively carry out its mission and expand its ability to provide care to 1,015 underserved children in Mbiriizi, Uganda. With the help of Henry Schein Cares, access to health care for underserved and at-risk populations around the world in the areas of wellness, prevention, treatment and education, emergency preparedness and relief, and capacity building is possible.  

“It is thanks to the tireless efforts of Dr. Beth DeAngelis who has pursued this grant that we are receiving this generous gift,” stated Allen.  “Our clinic continues to grow and offer more and more services to our children, their families and the village in general.  We are grateful to Henry Schein.

Sylvia’s Children’s mission since its start has been to improve the lives of the children at the Mbirizi Advanced Primary and Day Care School in Uganda, Africa, by helping to create a self-sustainable model that can then be shared with schools in surrounding villages. It currently supports all 1,024 children at the school

Since launching the organization in 2003, Allen has succeeded in gaining annual sponsorship for many of the orphans, and she has raised over a million dollars, all of which has gone directly to the school since she covers all administrative expenses herself.

The organization has constructed a 6,000-square-foot medical clinic, increasing access to health care for both the children and the village at large, in addition to a fresh well, a chicken coop with 400 chickens, a kitchen, a corn milling building, a sewing facility, new classrooms, housing for teachers and orphans, a fully-stocked library, a playground and more.