Kaputian residents receive free medical services
June 7, 2018 • in News & Events
More than 1000 residents from four barangays of Kaputian District in the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) received free medical attention from HisFootsteps Foundation on June 5 and 6.
The activity was conducted by HISFOOTSTEPS Foundation, a US-based organization founded by Adventist Filipino doctors Dr. Ted Rey and Luzminda Llasos and supported by the Filipino-American Chambers Association, also based in the US. They offered various services like dental, optical, minor surgery, pediatric, and health exposition. The residents also received free medicines.
“We, in the HISFOOTSTEPS Foundation are glad to give our free services to the people who really need medical attention, especially in this place. We are doing what Christ has commanded to his people,” said Dr. Ted Rey and Luzminda.
Coming from different places of the Philippines and Texas (USA) the team comprised of doctors, dentists, nurses, and medical technologists that rendered their time just to give invaluable service and joy to the people of Samal.
In an interview, Mr. Todd Generato, a nurse from the Adventist Medical Center in Iligan voiced his contentment and appreciation in joining this year’s mission. “This is the service of the Lord, and we hope that this will bring light and inspiration, and a message of hope to this island.”
The local government of Samal thru Mr. Niño Valera, PESO Manager, expressed their gratitude to the foundation. He said that these medical services offered by the Seventh-day Adventists were a great help to the people of Samal. In return, the LGU promised to help and support the program of Adventist in their city at any time.
The residents, especially the elders thanked the HISFOOTSTEPS Foundation for giving them free check-up with eye glasses and to all volunteers who came for the free medical services in the island.
“It’s a blessing for us that there is a free medical mission here in Kaputian. It’s great help for me also because my illness was checked and received medicine to cure my illness,” Jesusa Petilla, a resident of Kaputian said. (Vecente Macalua/AdventistMedia)