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A Family Legacy
Back in 1942, when Polio was causing havoc among Venezuelan children, a visionary entrepreneur, Don Eugenio Mendoza Goiticoa, founded the Venezuelan Foundation Against Infantile Paralysis (FVCLPI), with the mission to fight disability and the other sequel of Poliomyelitis. Joined by a group of collaborators, he built in l945, the most significant public service organization of that times, the “Anti-poliomyelitis Hospital of Caracas”, with the mission to provide care to the most vulnerable infantile population affected by Polio.
Years later, Dr. Jonas Edward Salk discovered and tested the polio vaccine. Thus began the massive immunization program of children between the ages of two months and five years. Later, in l955, Dr. Albert Sabin developed an oral vaccine with results that were very successful, to the point that the disease was almost completely eradicated.
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Bazaar 4 Good and Unidos en Red
Thanks to Bazaar for Good and Unidos en Red, OCCF participated as a beneficiary in their event that took place in Miami, November 2019. The proceeds are being used to provide surgery to 30 kids in Hospital Ortopédico Infantil, Caracas Venezuela. Because of their support these 30 kids are able to have life changing surgery.
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