Triple B Care projects receives Ambulance Bike
Posted 3 years ago
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – The Triple B Care Projects Clinic, which for nearly than a decade has serviced a multitude of patients for little or at no cost, received a petrol powered ambulance which they will use for transporting burn victims.
Val Smith-Orr, the founder and current head of the clinic, is a registered nurse born and raised in Yorkshire, UK. She first visited the Philippines in 1991 for a medical mission and her experiences, particularly with Filipino children, inspired her to continue to do so at least twice a year. Her enthusiasm for her advocacy has earned her the nickname “wandering angel”.
In 2010, she realized that she could do more and decided to officially establish the Triple B Care Projects Clinic in Castillejos. The three Bs in the name represent Burns, Bingot (the Filipino word for cleft lip/palate), and Bulate (the Filipino word for worm).
Steve Eggers, President of Steelfab Water Solutions Asia Inc., was handing over Ambulance Bike keys to Triple B Care Projects Clinic.
According to Steve Eggers, President of Steelfab Water Solutions Asia Inc. and one of the major sponsors for the manufacture of Petrol Powered Bike, the bike wagon is made of sturdy sheet metal and features two collapsible seats/beds and a portable stretcher. Originally, the sponsors intended to import a Petrol Powered Ambulance Bike from abroad but after realizing the amount of effort and resources that it would take to ship the item would be far too astronomical (not to mention the hassle of getting it past customs).
Steve’s group chose to support the Triple B Care Projects Clinic because of the important role that it has played in the community. In fact, Val’s experience with treating burns is so renowned that volunteers from around the world regularly volunteer there. Moreover, Steve’s group also has ongoing plans to expand the Clinic’s current building and is expected to be completed by December this year.