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Give the Gift of a New Smile

Give the Gift of a New Smile

Most of us have seen the TV commercials for Operation Smile. This program sends Canadian doctors to do cleft lip and palate surgery on severely facially deformed children in needy countries. What most of us don’t know is that Thunder Bay has had its own Smile Project for 9 years. In 2012, MEMO made contact with Dr. Marisel Garcia de Busta, a pediatric maxillo-facial surgeon in Matanzas, Cuba. She was performing cleft lip and palate surgery on newborns in the…

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Meet Dr. Paul Thistle from Zimbabwe

Meet Dr. Paul Thistle from Zimbabwe

Hi Local MEMO Supporter, What would inspire a young Canadian, University of Toronto trained specialist (OBS/GYN) to go to rural Zimbabwe for 27 years to practice, rather than have an affluent life here at home? Here is an opportunity to meet Dr. Paul Thistle and his family on Sunday July 10th 8:00 p.m. at Grace Church, 289 Court St. People often wonder if all the effort and money spent sending medical and humanitarian aid to Africa really does any lasting…

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Container #96 success & plans for #97

Container #96 success & plans for #97

Hello all: We can say with great satisfaction and thankfulness that after waiting since February for a booking, that a great success occurred Saturday, July 2nd with the completed packing of container #96. We added up the names of people who came to help and came up with 33! Thanks for rallying to the call. Many willing hands cleared the church basement in a few hours. We cannot single out any individuals who served more than others because every person…

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2022 Fundraiser

2022 Fundraiser

Please join us at the Victoria Inn on Sunday September 25, 2022 as we gather once again to celebrate God’s faithfulness and raise funds for shipping costs in the coming year. Susan Janetti, co-founder of Zimbabwe Gecko Society will share how supplies received from MEMO are changing and saving lives in Zimbabwe. Tickets are complimentary but required. Contact Bruna Bava for ticket information: 627-8123. Bring friends to fill a table!