Published On: Thu, Aug 4th, 2016

Local Doctor to Help Deliver Nutrition Packs to Haitian Children

Local Doctor to Help Deliver Nutrition Packs to Haitian Children

 

 

photo (1)Jeffrey Miller, MD. is well known for his many trips to Haiti providing medical help to the needy. He, along with Dr. Feldman and Mr. Schapiro have donated their HopeGel product to the starving children in Haiti. Dr. Miller, a urologist on staff at Boca Regional since 1993, started HopeGels in 2012 along Nathan Feldman, and Daniel Schapiro of EB Performance.

HopeGels are nutrition packets, fortified with vital, life-saving protein, vitamins, minerals, good-for- you fats and needed calories. The HopeGel team has supplied more than 100,000 HopeGels to a hospital and orphanage in northern Haiti to fight malnutrition in children.

photoFunding for the project is to be administered by the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation. Distribution through the charity Food For The Poor will allow targeted delivery of the nutrition packets throughout Haiti, Central America and the Caribbean.

“We are pleased to participate in this important and humanitarian effort,” said Mark Larkin, President of Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation.

In a joint statement, Miller, Feldman and Schapiro said, “Although we currently distribute many HopeGels, we have lacked the distribution infrastructure to reach countless malnourished children. With this network, we will be able to distribute throughout all of Haiti and eventually to a total of 17 countries in Central America and the Caribbean. We are one huge step closer to reaching our goal and dream of supplying HopeGels to malnourished children around the world.”

For more information and to donate to the HopeGel cause, please visit www.hopegel.com and click on the “DONATE NOW” tab. All donations are administered by the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation.

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