The Great Success!That’s what the people in two leper villages named the result of our society’s biggest project to date - A project that resulted in a truly life changing event that lifted the lives of over a thousand people in these two villages. The name of the project is proudly displayed on our water tower.
Our story of success began three long years ago when Dr Mai Khanh, our society’s resident doctor, approached the members of the board of Damien the Leper Society with the idea of a large scale clean water project.
Following the development of the Multi-Drug Therapy (MDT) in 1981 that can effectively cure
leprosy, there was widespread optimism for the elimination of leprosy. Yet many years have passed and leprosy is still with us. Why?
Our Society News
Our great loss
On Sunday February 26th, our society lost a very important member, Dick Tourtelot. Dick was one of the first members of our society. In 1996 Dick helped us fund the first publication of our book: “We Are One Body”. The publication was instrumental in letting people know about the plight of the lepers.
Dick has been battling cancer for many years and finally succumbed to the disease.
The Damien the Leper Society wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the Tourtelot family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Our board meeting was recently held on February 18, 2012 at Damien The Leper Society headquarter in Pensacola. The meeting was filled with encouraging news about our projects, particularly our water project.
Our new web site
With contributions from many of our volunteers, we have started to improve our web presence. We hope to be able to reach more people who care for the lepers whom we consider to be the very least of our brothers and sisters. If you have talent in web site design & programming and are willing to donate your time and talent. Please contact us.
Recent slow down in the economy of the world has resulted in loss of funding for many organizations. Our society really needs your help to continue with our good work. If you can help us, please donate.
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Our Silent Heroes
Our outstanding successes in helping the lepers in remote regions of the world would not have been possible without the work of our silent heroes. Week after week the volunteers of Damien The Leper Society get together at our society's headquarters and perform various duties. The most important and labor intensive task of all is the preparation of mail-outs to reach our donors.
Leprosy caused multiple sores at the extremities that can end in deformities of the feet if the wounds are not properly cared for. With the lack of sensation caused by leprosy, the lepers can aggravate the wounds and enable secondary infections to ravage their bodies, leading to further deformities. Protecting the feet is of high importance; the lepers desperately need shoes
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