"60 Minutes"-Global Medical Relief Fund/Children

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60 Minutes-Global Medical Relief Fund/Children

"60 Minutes" featured Global Medical Relief Fund and efforts to give back children their lives after devastating injuries caused by wars and natural disaster. The children's medical care and rehabilitation is costly and takes years; howver it leaves the children re-empowered and as Goodwill Ambassadors for the society where they come from, for the United States which helps them and other children who could benefit from similar assistance. The children have come from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Indonesia, El Salvador, China, Niger, Indonesia, Iraq, Kosovo, Pakistan, Haiti and more - contact GMRF at http://www.gmrfchildren.org

From our Previous Blog on GMRF: http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/films/blog_post/60-minutes-profiles-global-medical-relief-fund-by-susan-sacirbey/26525

Empowering children from Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Congo, Haiti, China, Indonesia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Mexico is what the Global Medical Relief Fund,“One Child at a Time”, is all about. “60 Minutes” is now set to air its profile of the Foundation along with its founder, Elissa Montanti of Staten Island
this weekend, Sunday, March 27, 7pm EST.

You may have read my blog “The Day the Earth Moved” in January. Pictured in that report is young Sara from Haiti, who journeyed to Staten Island and the Shriners Childrens Hospital in Philadelphia for a new leg. Two other young girls in need of prosthetics made the trip with her. I am
happy to relate that these three stars now have new limbs, a future, and smiles.

GMRF’s mission is to bring hope and dignity to children who are missing or have lost limbs, been severely burned, or otherwise damaged due to the atrocities of war, natural disaster, or illness. The Shriners Hospitals for Children provide prosthetics, and other medical partners include Long Island Plastic Surgical Group.

To-date, over 100 children from around the world, as well as the United States, have been given a new life, one child at a time, through GMRF. Elissa receives many requests from US servicemen and women overseas who witness war’s casualties firsthand. GMRF children return to their home countries as young Ambassadors for America’s people and the values of openness and giving,everything noble about America.

To learn more about GMRF, please visit their website at http://www.gmrfchildren.org. And, mark your calendars for this Sunday, March 27th, for CBS News Magazine “60 Minutes.” I welcome your personal Film Review, which you can post to this blog. ---Susan Sacirbey

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“The Day the Earth Moved” by, Susan Sacirbey

“Angelina Jolie Returns to Afghanistan”

“Shakira in Bangladesh”

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Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts



Language: English

Year of Production: 2011

Length: 13 mins

Country: United States


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  • Susan Sacirbey