As many of you know, once a year I participate in the DOCARE medical trip to a small town in Guatemala, called San Andreas Iztapa. It’s a great feeling to help people in need, and with DOCARE, physicians and medical professionals come together for a week to provide much needed medical attention to some of the world’s poorest people in remote locations. We set up our clinic and local villagers walk for hours to talk with our doctors about their ailments. For some of the patients who are too ill to walk to our clinic, we make home visits. We provide free medical services and free medications. The people from these remote areas do not have the access to medical care that we are accustomed to having, and many of the 500 patients we treat each day have never seen a doctor.
This year, DOCARE celebrates 50 years of service to the medically underserved, and finally in 2011, DOCARE has been able to set up their first year-round continuity clinic. Opening this clinic will have a profound impact on the health and lives of the people of San Andreas Iztapa. With the help of DOCARE, the clinic is being updated to meet US standards and will be open year-round. VITAHL is proud to be a Founding Member of the DOCARE International Continuity Clinic.
We at VITAHL embrace the beauty of giving. Sometimes we all need to be reminded that true beauty isn’t just about our appearance but it’s also about what’s inside. While it’s our goal to help you be beautiful on the outside, we encourage the cultivation of your inner beauty too. Join us on December 13th for DoGood DOCARE, The Beauty of Giving. Your donations will go to help the medically underserved receive much needed care.
To learn more about DOCARE click here.