Dr. Rebman participated in a Rotary Foundation Eye, Dental, and Medical missions to Brazil in March 2011 and to Thailand in May 2012. Visit his blogs at www.etownrotarybrazil.blogspot.com and www.etownrotarythailand.blogspot.com to learn more!
Dr. Rebman received the Ralph Taylor Award from Leonard Smith of the Mount Joy Lions Club in December 2010. Ralph A. Taylor Fellowship Award is presented to that individual or organization, who, through an extraordinary commitment to the community, represents the best of Lion Ralph Taylor. Dr. Rebman and Rebman Eyecare work with the Mount Joy and Elizabethtown Lions Club to provide eye exams and glasses to those in need.
Rotary Medical Mission to Guayaquil, Ecuador - November 2009
Dr. Rebman, together with his daughter Katya, Elizabethtown Rotarians Ralph Detrick and Ken Wolfe, and Ken's daughter Andria, joined in an eye/dental/pediatric mission in the largest city in Ecuador, Guayaquil. In 6 days, the mission team helped over 3000 people who otherwise would have no access to healthcare services.
Medical Mission to Kenya - September 2008
In September 2008, Dr. Rebman joined in a Rotary International mission to provide eye and vision care to children in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. The article below is from the www.rotary.org.
During a massive Rotary club-sponsored medical mission in September, a team of 70 volunteers from 11 countries provided preventive health care to more than 10,000 children in the poorest communities of Nairobi, Kenya.
The medical team, including health care professionals and nonmedical volunteers, screened patients to determine their most urgent needs before sending them to specialty stations set up to provide dental care, eye care, nutrition counseling, and treatment of infections.
"I'm blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of this mission and share my skills and knowledge in a way that may improve the lives of the children," says Joseph Rebman, an optometrist from the Rotary Club of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA. "In the midst of such astonishing poverty, the children were generous in their smiles and waves."
The medical mission, the 10th of its kind and the first in Kenya, focused on the health needs of children living in the slums of Mukuru, Mathare, and Korogocho outside Nairobi, where the poverty rate is high and preventive medical care is lacking.
The international team was hosted by the Rotary Club of Nairobi North, many of them members of Rotarians for Fighting AIDS, a Rotarian Action Group. The RFFA was one of several mobilizing partners, along with Hope Worldwide, AmericaShare (the charitable arm of Micato Safaris), and the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation.
In cooperation with RFFA, Hope Worldwide offered HIV testing and counseling during the
Link to the full article http://www.rotary.org/en/mediaandnews/news/pages/090114_news_nairobi.aspx
Click here to read Dr. Rebman's Kenya Mission Blog
Dr. Rebman and the staff of Rebman Eyecare frequently participate in health fairs and vision screenings. Below is the Rebman Eyecare staff pictured participating in a screening with the Boys and Girls Club of Harrisburg sponsored by the Harrisburg Senators baseball club and VSP.
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