A Message from Erwin Boiser

November 5, 2008

 “Today is one of my busiest days ever in MDF. I started my day with picking up 3 clubfoots, 1 clef, and 2 cross eyes-not to mention their companions. I need to pick them up, since that will be the only option for them to really come out and take the initial steps towards helping their loved ones avail of the medical help that MDF and TRIVANI can give them.
Let me give you a background on what to expect in the Philippines. My country is a place where you can see everybody smiling-warm and hospitable. The people here can get along with anybody, but on the downside of it all, hunger and poverty is evident everywhere. I have just spoken with the only charitable doctor helping our clubfoots about the cause of the malady, and he said, “Two reasons can account for it. First is genetics, but mostly in the Philippines it’s malnutrition.” It’s a sad truth! From the time that I have worked in the Foundation, most of our recipients are coming from depressed areas, and they are many. Too many to handle. How I wish that we could help these people, but we can only do so much and there are still many out there, even in the big cities.

I wanted to share some of the words and messages coming from some of our recipients and current patients. One of them said, “I have waited for this opportunity to give my son Gino a chance to get back on his feet and enjoy the other things children of his age are enjoying.”(From Richard: father of a clubfoot kid). A mother of a clef 3-year-old said earlier, “I never thought this day would come that a poor family like us with a kid like Misty will have this kind of a blessing-a renewal of my admiration to how God loves kids like mine! I will never forget this, and thank you very much!” These are the things that will keep us going. I am happy to be part of these, and my life has been enriched and renewed every day.”
Erwin J. Boiser
Country Manager, Philippines


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