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A Decade of Accomplishments
When People Care; Miracles Happen
By  Baltazara Lotuaco, MD

work and fatigue; coupled with enormous amount of dedication, patience and compassion, we have seen  more than 16,500 patients, performed over 1,500 major surgeries, donated over 2 tons of medical supplies and equipment and  spent thousandths of  hours training local healthcare givers.

These medical missions would not have been a success without the unflinching support of our donors, sponsors, contributors and volunteers. Thank you for sharing your gifts,  time,  talents and  efforts in giving  this much needed assistance. Together we have restored eyesight, corrected deformities, alleviated pains and sufferings may these rewards sustain our ardent  desire to pursue this missionary endeavor. With you,  caring by our side, we can create more miracles. Mabuhay!

Medical Mission packing to Zambales, Philippines: L-R: Joy Doolin, Jun Rivera, Balty Lotuaco, Tess Laoruangroch, Beth Rosas, Riz Pecana, Irma Labre, Alice Alcazaren, Cora Zamora, Ernie Rosas

It seems only yesterday that  members  of the Philippine Medical Society of Greater Kansas City, Philippine Nurses Association of Greater Kansas City and the Rotary Club of South Platte,were scrounging everywhere  to make ends meet to fulfill a project of our first medical mission for the indigent patients of the Philippine, in 1993.

Motivated and inspired by our goal:  to provide the best medical and surgical care possible at no cost to indigent patients, we have accomplished                       

the following missions:
December 1993: SantaCruz,Laguna
February 1995:     Santiago,Isabela
January  1996:     Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
January 1997:   Gapan,Nueva Ecija 
January 1998:  Gapan,Nueva Ecija
January 1999: Puwerto Princesa, Palawan
January 2000:  Gapan,Nueva Ecija
January 2001:   Legazpi,Albay
February 2002:  Kingston,Jamaica
January 2003: Naujan,Oriental Mindoro
January 2004: San Marcelino,Zambales
Through the years, beyond  hard


Editorial                                     2
Disclaimer                                 2
President's Message                  3
PNAGKC Meeting Minutes     4
A Tribute to Members              5
Announcements                        5
The 501 (C) (3)                         6
Filipino Nurses in Nebraska     7
Nurses Provide Home Health   8
Heart of Health Care                 8
A Letter from Pres                    9
Education                                10
Sharing the Holiday                11

PNAA Silver Jubilee

On July 8-11, 2004, the PNAA will hold its 25th national convention.  It will be held at Sheraton Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii.  A big celebration and a packed education program are planned.  There will be a parade of the chapter members down the tourists-laden streets.

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