CBMI's Orthopaedic Surgeon to receive Order of Canada



    TORONTO, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle
Jean, Governor General of Canada, will bestow the honour of the Order Of
Canada to Dr. Norgrove Penny of CBMI Canada for his services to Health in
developing countries at Rideau Hall, on Friday, October 26, 2007, at
10:30 a.m.
    "Dr. Penny highly deserves this prestigious award for his work over many
years to provide specialist surgical services to children in Uganda suffering
from club foot and poliomyelitis," says Dave McComiskey, Executive Director of
CBMI Canada.
    "An estimated 1.5 million children worldwide have difficulty walking
because of club foot deformity which can be treated and cured. The work to
help African children with club foot walk again has been pioneered by
Dr. Penny. "
    Dr. Penny left a thriving practice in 1996 in Victoria, BC to join CBMI's
work with impoverished and disabled children in Africa. Dr. Penny set up
Uganda's first orthopaedic surgery program and worked tirelessly with CBMI
co-workers for six years, transforming the lives of thousands of children who
had orthopaedic disabilities.
    Despite the primitive facilities, Dr. Penny used a series of techniques
for club feet that were among the most advanced in the world and trained
doctors in basic medical care and surgeons in advanced skills that is used
today around the world.
    Dr. Penny is internationally recognized for his humanitarian work and
knowledge to help physically disabled children in Africa and Asia. He
currently works as CBMI's international director for orthopaedic work
promoting services to help children and adults receive surgery enabling them
to walk again.




For further information:

For further information: Lindsay O'Connor, National Media/PR Manager,
CBMI Canada, 1-800-567-2264 ext 289, loconnor@cbmicanada.org,
www.cbmicanada.org

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