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Kapwa extends aid to typhoon victims

/ 02:15 AM January 04, 2014

After the widespread devastation brought by typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas, hundreds of thousands of families were left homeless, hungry and sick.

One of the most affected areas is northern Cebu.

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The Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko Foundation immediately responded and conducted a series of medical missions and relief operations for the typhoon victims, together with donors, partners and volunteers.

The organization first visited barangay Paypay, Daanbantayan town last Nov. 17 and served 568 patients. They also distributed relief goods to 596 families.

A team from Prosel Pharmaceuticals Inc. led by Ellen Luna, one of the sponsors of the event, also conducted therapeutic play session for the children to alleviate their trauma from the typhoon. The nurses administered tetanus toxoid vaccine to those who were injured at the height of typhoon last Nov. 8.

After serving Daanbantayan, the foundation conducted a two-day medical mission on Nov. 23 in barangay Kayam, San Remigio and on Nov. 24 in barangay Guadalupe, Bogo City, in line with its 21st anniversary celebration.

Joe Capangpangan, a resident of Kayam and a corneal transplant beneficiary of Kapwa foundation, was one of the recipients of the free services and relief goods during the medical mission. He was with his son and wife, who is also visually impaired.

Like all other beneficiaries, Joe and his family were very grateful for the services they received.

Services offered were free medical consultation and medicines, surgical procedure (excision of cysts and wound dressing), tooth extraction, eye refraction with reading glasses, blood typing and random blood sugar testing and tetanus toxoid vaccination.

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