Chintu Patel: Extrovert Who Loves People and Has Never Met a Stranger
By Kathy Reakes // November 1, 2015
Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Junior Ambassador
ABOVE VIDEO: Chintu Patel, 27, shows up every Wednesday at Parrish Medical Center to help out wherever he can.
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Chintu Patel, 27, shows up every Wednesday at Parrish Medical Center to help out wherever he can.
Patel, born oxygen-deprived, is a real extrovert who loves people and has never met a stranger, said his mother Malini Patel.
“Parrish is like a whole other family for Chintu,” she said. “If I call when he is sick and can’t work, everyone is so concerned.”
Patel loves the patients and visitors and would like to volunteer more with the Doctor’s Goodwill Foundation (DGF), his mother said.
The young man had a hard time finding a job in the beginning. Working for a while at Wal-Mart and other stores, but none seemed to fit his disabilities.
That’s when Parrish Medical Center and Dr. Bahalini stepped in and offered him a job as an auxiliary member.
“It’s been the best thing that could happen to my son,” Mrs. Patel said. “He can’t wait to get to work.”
She hopes her son will be able to help out at next year’s DGF Health Fair and get more involved with volunteering because he loves people so much.
Patel has developed a real bond with the employees of Parrish, she added.
And, the work and socializing has been very helpful for the young man.
“All you have to do is ask him about his job and his whole face lights up,” his mother said.
As part of Space Coast Medicine Week, honorees will be honored during a Gala dinner on Nov. 1 at the Cocoa Beach Country Club beginning at 5 p.m. For more information about the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Junior Ambassadors call 321-323-4460 or 321-615-8111.
SPACE COAST MEDICINE WEEK SET FOR OCT. 31 – NOV. 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation has raised more than $2.5 million in support of charity thanks to the assistance of many generous and giving special people.
Those people, and their spirit of philanthropy, will be recognized and honored on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards, which will be part of the 10-event “Space Coast Medicine Week,” produced annually by Brevard Productions, the event and production sister company of Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine.
The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards will be held at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place beginning at 6 p.m. with a meet and greet, followed by the dinner and awards program at 7 p.m.
DGF AMBASSADORS TO BE HONORED INCLUDE:
Dr. Bhavin Patel; Joe and Cindy Hurston; Lisa Cavallero, Sodexo; Dr. Kiran and Gita Modi; Dr. Ramesh Patel; Amar Patel, Brevard Achievement Center; Kyle Smith and Chad Lovitt, Brevard County Manatees; Ronal Morgan; Sean Gregory, Health First; Jonda Erwin; Ginger Davis, Veteran Educator; Drs. Sumant and Snehlata Pandya; Kathy LaPorte, VITAS Healthcare; Liz Mikitarian; Dr. Saravana and Sathi Rajan, Rajan Foundation; Mike Thomas, Florida Pain Institute; Rashmi Shah; Janice Kershaw, Brevard Schools Foundation; Sondra Elizondo, VIDA Volunteers; Robin Fisher and Marta Fiol.
“The entire Doctors Goodwill Foundation board and community feels heartfelt gratitude to the people who contribute their time, resources and compassion to the charitable endeavors that we undertake,” said Dr. Kanti Bhalani, the Founder of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation.
“The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation can only do what it does, thanks to the love and support that it’s friends provide. We feel it is important to recognize people who give of themselves and that is why we created the Doctors Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards.”
COMPELLING MULTIMEDIA TRIBUTE VIDEOS & STORIES
Stay tuned to SpaceCoastDaily.com and Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine for extensive multimedia coverage of each and every honoree, as we present their compelling charitable works through stories and special tribute films by Maverick Multimedia, Inc.
Don’t miss the Dec/Jan 2016 special edition of Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine for complete multimedia coverage of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards – and all the events of “Space Coast Medicine Week.”
For dinner reservations to the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards call 321-749-1282. For sponsor or exhibitor information, call 321-323-4460 or 321- 615- 8111, or e-mail MaverickMultiMedia@gmail.com