The Eagle and The Condor: A Journey to Manjushree

08/08/11

Two thousand years ago, indigenous people all over the world shared a prophecy that spoke of man's possible extinction. It said there is only one way we as a species can avoid that destiny - by coming togethe r- male and female, East and West, Nature and Science. This documentary illustrates that coming together and how we can save ourselves, our planet, and our fellow man. As well as what it means to be human. We are our brothers keeper!

 

Narrated by Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding)

Hygiene in the Himalayas

07/27/11

I've volunteered at several free clinics in different cities where I've lived, but always wanted to travel to a remote area to provide dental hygiene care. The opportunity came for me last November when I was invited to visit a remote orphanage in Tawang, India, with the Amrit Davaa World Health Corp. This is a group founded by Dr. Natalie Nevins, a physician in the Los Angeles area and her husband Paul Arentz, who is also my stepson and a former dental assistant. Dr. Nevins owns a wellness center within a yoga center in Hollywood where a request came from a monk in India asking for help with medical problems among the children in his orphanage. Dr. Nevins worked tirelessly and in record time the trip was organized with nearly $100,000 in supplies and equipment donated by Direct Relief. Three physicians, a nurse from California, four pediatric residents from Calcutta, India, and I made up the medical/dental team.

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Anatomy of a Donation

07/22/11

This video follows the anatomy of a Direct Relief donation from their Santa Barbara warehouse to a remote region in the Himalayas. It is one example of the often complex and lengthy journey these supplies take to reach their destination in the remote regions that Direct Relief International supplies. And a reminder of the exceptional work and service they provide.

Largest Free Clinic Of Its Kind Planned For Los Angeles

09/26/11 LOS ANGELES, July 20, 2011 — CareNow, in partnership with Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and numerous health organizations, announced plans today to host the largest free clinic of its kind in the nation on October 20 to 23 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena located at 3939 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles. Three previous events organized by the CareNow team have provided healthcare to thousands of uninsured and underserved in Southern California. CareNow is seeking healthcare professionals (dental, vision and medical) to volunteer for full or half days during the upcoming four-day clinic. 

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