Wed, September 9, 2015 7:27 am
A successful medical practitioner, born and raised in Danao Cty, Dr. Maritess Beduya Princer along with her loving and very supportive husband,from the Province of Abra, Ed Princer hosted once again DAUSA’s last Novena in honor of Sr Santo Tomas de Villanueva at their home in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 5, 2015
The last of the 9-Saturday Novena, which is held every year during the Labor Day long weekend, has become an annual fundraising event for the Medical, Dental, Educational Mission and being hosted by Ed and Tessie Princer.
The young couple have been helping DAUSA raise some money to help the association conduct the yearly medical-surgical mission which started in 1998.
Herself a medical mission volunteer in 2001, Dr. Tessie saw for herself the huge crowd that lined up for their turn at the Danao Provincial Hospital, mostly coming from the mountain villages of Danao City, to see a doctor for free consultations and free medicines.
Since then Tessie and Ed had been helping DAUSA year after year by hosting the last of the 9-Saturday novena, inviting friends and co-workers to their home, partake a sumptuous dinner and touch their hearts to reach out and help Danao City’s poorest of the poor.
On average, some 2000 were being seen by physician-volunteers, getting free medications during a 3-day period.
Some 25 patients undergo major surgical procedures, while 200 for minor surgeries. Also some 200 are being served at the mobile dental clinic provided by the Ceby City Health Department .
On behal of the association, DAUSA President Eric Cabahug and treasurer Martinette Batucan-Dayondon exoressed their great appreciation and big thanks to the Princer couple for the hospitality and to all who joined and participated to support this year Medical Mission.
Martinette said “it is very overwhelming to be part of the most anticipated event, and witnessed the generousity of Las Vegas community as well as the friends and relatives of Ed and Tessie Beduya-Princer who go out of their way to help plan and make it successful.
“The amazing couple were able to raise a total of $6,438.00”, Martinette reported