Chaminade alumnus and founder of Floating Doctors, Dr. Ben LaBrot ’94, returned to his alma mater on Friday, August 24 to speak to Middle School students. He shared stories about what it is like to bring medical assistance to people and communities in Third World countries, and showed the students videos which depicted the work his organization does to save lives. Dr. LaBrot’s visit also kicked-off a collection drive at Chaminade’s Chatsworth campus.
Throughout the school year, Middle School students will be able to donate items needed by Floating Doctors. A donation of five items will earn a student one hour of apostolic work. Or they can earn the maximum of two apostolic hours for ten items donated. Needed items include basic supplies such as toothpaste or tootbrushes, but also include coloring books and crayons or sports equipment such as baseball gloves, soccer balls and old uniforms.
Floating Doctors is an all-volunteer, non-profit medical relief team whose mission is to reduce the present and future burden of disease in the developing world, and to promote improvements in health care delivery worldwide. The organization is run by Dr. LaBrot and his sister, Sky LaBrot ’99.