by Joe Nunziata
The theme line of the Pelham Rotary – “Providing life-saving initiatives around the corner and around the world” – was surely demonstrated recently as Pelham Rotarians Joy and Hugh Maynard-Reid travelled 1600 miles to Kingston, Jamaica to show their support of the opening of the new Pediatric Unit at Bustamante Children’s Hospital in Kingston. This visionary medical initiative was made possible by Rotary’s Gift of Life International Program.
According to Hugh, “The strategy of Gift of Life International remains focused on the development of sustainable pediatric cardiac centers of excellence and the empowerment of doctors and nurses to treat children in their country or region of birth. Our Rotarian partners in Jamaica are helping to ensure that reliable care will be provided to these children in need.”
Lyn Roth-Jacobs, President of the Rotary Club of the Pelhams added, “We are so very proud of Joy and Hugh for representing not only our local Pelham Rotary, but, in fact, all of Pelham, in providing a genuine spirit of encouragement and support to our neighbors so far away.”
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