Awards and Accolades:

While the needs of the local hospital are many, Mending Faces has endeavored to expand its mission to help where it can. Among the donations were full sized anesthesia machines that were donated in 2013 and remain in active use. Over the last couple of years our Board Member, Carrie Lababidi, has been instrumental in securing the donation of ventilators to give those with respiratory issues a significantly improved chance at recovery over the manual bagging used before. In 2015, the remodeling of the OR resulted in the loss of the PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit) space. The Hospital didn't have resources to equip the new space. Mending Faces stepped in and donated a large air conditioner, beds, monitors, and regulators - more than $8,700 equipment so all surgical patients can receive the best care as they recover. Above is a picture of the Head of Hospital, Dr. Paul Macahilas, Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Vic Santamaria, Rotary Secretary and a great Friend of Mending Faces, Bing Santamaria, Mission Pediatrician and humanitarian, Dr. Jaime Arnold, Mending Faces’ Liaison, Blesiah Cordova, RN plus many Rotary friends displaying the PACU Plaque after the official turnover of the equipment.

While the needs of the local hospital are many, Mending Faces has endeavored to expand its mission to help where it can. Among the donations were full sized anesthesia machines that were donated in 2013 and remain in active use. Over the last couple of years our Board Member, Carrie Lababidi, has been instrumental in securing the donation of ventilators to give those with respiratory issues a significantly improved chance at recovery over the manual bagging used before.

In 2015, the remodeling of the OR resulted in the loss of the PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit) space. The Hospital didn't have resources to equip the new space. Mending Faces stepped in and donated a large air conditioner, beds, monitors, and regulators - more than $8,700 equipment so all surgical patients can receive the best care as they recover. Above is a picture of the Head of Hospital, Dr. Paul Macahilas, Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Vic Santamaria, Rotary Secretary and a great Friend of Mending Faces, Bing Santamaria, Mission Pediatrician and humanitarian, Dr. Jaime Arnold, Mending Faces’ Liaison, Blesiah Cordova, RN plus many Rotary friends displaying the PACU Plaque after the official turnover of the equipment.

Alex Esclamado Award: Mending Faces chose Kalibo, Aklan as the site for our Medical Missions three years in a row because we knew that we could do the most good, receive the greatest support and have successful missions. Our efforts in the hospital and in the community were really appreciated. As part of the nomination process for the Alex Esclamado Award, we received the three below nomination letters. It was heartwarming for us to know how deeply our efforts were appreciated.

Letter from the Hospital

Letter from Rotary Club of Kalibo

Letter from Governor

In the News:

Medtronic NewsletterMending Faces was featured in the company's newsletter.

Newswire: A release about our five-year anniversary, and launching our Endowment Fund, distributed to media nationwide.

St. JoesMending Faces was featured in the St. Joseph Hospital In the Know Newsletter.

ExaminerAn article about our 2014 and 2015 Medical Missions.

Asian Avenue 1: A feature about our 2014 Medical Mission.

Asian Avenue 2A feature about our 2014 Rib Rub-Off event.

NewswireA release about our 2014 Restoring Hope event, distributed to media nationwide.