South Bay Vein Specialist, Family, Colleagues Continue Outreach Efforts in Kenya

South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute’s Dr. Polly Kokinos is currently volunteering her time and surgical skills to the needy people of Kenya. Dr. Kokinos has been in Kenya since September, serving as a surgeon through the American College of Surgeon’s “Operation Give Back” program, which matches doctors with volunteer opportunities around the world.

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Kitoben Children's Orphanage has a new playground thanks to Dr. Kokinos' Husband, Michael. Thank you Michael!

...none of the children had ever before seen a swing or a teeter-totter. So, Michael built a playground for the orphanage as well the new living quarters!

Campbell, CA (PRWEB) March 29, 2013

While Dr. Kokinos treats the people of Kenya, her husband, Michael, has also been volunteering his unique skills to help make a difference in children’s lives. A contractor by trade, Michael went to work to build a new dormitory for 30 orphaned girls at the Kitoben Children’s Orphanage. The Kitoben orphanage houses around 85 children who range in age from 3 to 16. Many of the children there lost their parents to AIDS. They have endured many hardships already in their young lives. In fact, none of the children had ever before seen a swing or a teeter-totter. So, Michael built a playground for the orphanage as well the new living quarters.

The charitable spirit spurred by Polly and Michael Kokinos has also traveled back to the South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute. Beata, a member of the front office personnel team, saw a way that she too could help the people of Kenya.

Beata organized a fundraiser and recruited her friends and other staff at South Bay to contribute. Together, they raised $500, enough to buy a cow and calf to supply milk for the children at the orphanage. This will provide vital protein to the children’s diets, which are otherwise composed only of the Kenyan staples of cornmeal mush, kale, rice, and beans.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this effort to improve the lives of needy children. We look forward to hearing more from Dr. Kokinos as she and her family continue to help the people of Kenya.

About South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute

South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute (http://www.southbayvascular.com) is a premier center of excellence, providing treatment for a wide range of vein conditions. As a leading vein treatment center in Campbell, CA, and serving the greater San Jose region, South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute sets the standard for superior care. The center’s vein experts maintain top credentials, and are highly trained in providing the most advanced vein treatments. All of South Bay’s staff continually learn about and employ the newest and least-invasive treatment methods, giving patients the best possible results.

Above all, South Bay is committed to ensuring the highest standard of care for patients. From state-of-the-art technology, to personalized attention and individual treatment plans, the center is focused on meeting each patient’s unique goals, and making sure they look and feel their best.

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South Bay Vascular Center, Kenya, Venou Disease, American College of Surgeons Operation Give Back Miss Poland is the name of the cow SBVC rose money & bought for the orphaned children in Kenya to provide them with protien.

South Bay team raised enough money to buy a cow to supply milk for children at the Kitoben orphanage in Kenya.