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The Tzu Chi Medical Foundation hosted its annual appreciation dinner on December 14, 2019, for all those who’ve helped improve and advance its humanistic mission during the year! A drum show kicked off the event, lifting the spirits of attendees.
Tzu Chi USA volunteers have kept their promise since the 2017 Mexico earthquake. Volunteers and TIMA members from the United States provided their eighth medical outreach in Mexico from November 15th to 24th, 2019. During that time, the US team trained Mexican medical volunteers and recruited local professionals to join TIMA Mexico to provide health care for their communities.
Translated by Diana ChangEdited by Natasha Palance Tzu Chi’s Las Vegas medical outreach has made great advancements in its provision of services since launching
Dr. Lawrence Lai providing dental treatment to people in need at Tzu Chi’s Community Health and Wellness Fair Translated by Audrey Cheng and Monique
Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, established in 1993 as a charitable nonprofit 501(c)(3) free clinic, is a community-based volunteer-driven organization committed to providing patient-centered medical care to communities in need locally and internationally.
September 29, 2019, was a special day for the Las Vegas Tzu Chi Service Center for several reasons. Not only was it a day for dental outreach at the Salvation Army to benefit the homeless community in Las Vegas, but it was also the first-ever vision outreach to be conducted in Las Vegas by Tzu Chi.
The weather was just beginning to become cooler in September of 2019. Gathered in the Las Vegas Salvation Army Activity Center was a line of people who are homeless in the area. It was a rare opportunity for them to get their teeth and eyes assessed and treated at no cost. For Tzu Chi volunteer doctors, a relieved smile after helping someone with their medical needs was more than enough payment. Over 100 patients were seen by the end of the day.
With his family originally from China, Dr. Peter Fu-Ming Chen was born in Medan, Indonesia. He is the seventh of fifteen children, and often pokes fun at this by calling himself 007. But, his family life was colored with difficulty.