Dr. Kiran & Gita Modi: ‘We Have To Give Back And Do So Selflessly’
By Kathy Reakes // November 8, 2015
ABOVE VIDEO: Dr. Kiran Modi is a humble man. He spends his day helping his patients deal with their heart problems and if he is lucky, makes them well. But once his workday has ended he is busy helping those in the community and around the world who might not have insurance or who have faced a disaster.
Busy helping those in the community and around the world who might not have insurance or who have faced a disaster
Dr. Kiran Modi is a humble man. He spends his day helping his patients deal with their heart problems and if he is lucky, makes them well.
But once his workday has ended he is busy helping those in the community and around the world who might not have insurance or who have faced a disaster.
He refuses to use the word “indigent” because the soft-spoken doctor says that’s a word that doesn’t aptly describe all of the people of the world.
“It’s like what the Pope said,” Dr. Modi adds. “We have to give back and do so selflessly.”
That’s why he is hesitant to be recognized for his good works saying it’s like he is being “paid” for performing good deeds. Dr. Modi helps others because they are like family and deserve the same treatment and respect as anyone else.
He has worked with the Doctor’s Goodwill Foundation (DGF) from the beginning. Some of his travels include trips to India, Nepal, Haiti and many other countries. He also donates time and money to local efforts the organization supports.
SIMPLE THINGS SAVE LIVES
He said while on trips he’s found something as simple as helping people monitor their blood pressure can save a life: “It seems so simple, but if you don’t have access to a blood pressure cuff or the medicine, then it’s just the opposite.”
Sometimes he will spend his day screening patients or performing EKG’s, simple things, but life saving to some.
The Foundation’s work is important to Dr. Modi. He says if everyone would operate in the same way, like everyone was family, the world would be a much better place.
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.”
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