DM Healthcare Foundation: Big heart for small hearts!
Last Thursday, at Makati Shangrila Hotel, I was able to witness and be a part of the turn over of Dr Moopen’s Foundation donation to the Philippines (presented to the Board of Trustees of DM Healthcare Philippines) for the less fortunate kids who have heart problems.
The estimated cost of the donation is worth 5 million pesos (AED 451,508) to provide FREE pediatric cardiac surgery operations to 50 kids with Congenital heart disease (CHD).
Why did they do this? Dr. Moopen’s want to give back to the society, he said that they believe that it is very important to reach out to people across geographies and extent their services to those who really need it. Their staff at Dubai was composed of almost 20% Pinoys who helped them succeed and grow, so Filipinos are close to their hearts.
Dr Moopen’s Foundation will work closely with some government hospitals in the Philippines to select young patients with heart diseases based on their critical need for treatment and financial capabilities. The patients will be recommended for treatment at a hospital under the DM Healthcare network based on the critical condition of their disease. Minor surgeries that can be treated within the Philippines will be carried out under complete supervision and funding by Dr Moopen’s Foundation. Patients sent to India will be rendered comprehensive medical care at a hospital under the DM Healthcare network. The initiative is already under process with two patients already successfully treated for Congenial Heart Defects (CHD) at the Philippine General Hospital and a list of patients selected and approved for DM Healthcare’s underwriting of the cardiac surgery.
The 2 patients were:
|Nathalie, center, and (from left to right) her parents, Karen and Rexes; Dr. Sanjiv Malik, DM Healthcare CEO; and Joyce Socao-Alumno, Country Representative of DM Healthcare Foundation; photo was taken before Nathalie’s successful heart surgery sponsored by DM Foundation. read her story HERE|
|Danica Santos and Dr. Jonas Del Rosario before Danica’s Heart Surgery at PGH. Read her touching story HERE|
I was very touched during the event and I was controlling my tears to fall down especially when a video was shown (I would like to show it to you but I can’t find a link at YouTube).
Nathalie, had also read a touching speech with the help of her mother. This is a copy of what she have said during the event.
|I got this from Save a Little Heart FB page|
I commend DM Healthcare for doing this initiative of helping other countries who really need help. I wish that more companies and individuals who are financially blessed will also do the same.
To DM Heathcare, more power to your business, and may the Lord Bless your good heart.
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