Southwest Medical Group Plastic Surgery
Southwest Washington Health System
Allen Gabriel, MD and Brinda Thimmappa, MD
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery
505 N.E 87th Avenue |(Bldg A), Suite250 | Vancouver, WA 98664 | 360.514.1010

The Gift of Lift

The Gift of Lift

UPDATE 5/14/2012: Dr. Gabriel's team has returned from their third visit to Haiti. See below for pictures, and watch a KPTV video regarding the visit.

PeaceHealth Medical Group Plastic Surgery helps a lot of women reach their desired breast image. For that reason our patients have a lot of bras that they can no longer use. From that came The Gift of Lift charitable program.

The Gift of Lift bra donation program allows for our patients and the community to donate their slightly used bras or new bras to a good cause, the women of Haiti. Every year plastic surgeon Dr. Allen Gabriel goes to Haiti to provide medical care. This year he wants to take bras along with his medical supplies. A simple bra can make a difference in any woman's life and bring smiles to the amazing women of Haiti.

Since we have received an overwhelming response from the community we are extending this offer beyond Haiti. Through this campaign we have found out about other areas where women are in need of a simple bra, such as a women's shelter in India. This shelter is for women who were in the slave trade. A PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center employee took bras to this shelter in February. Check back regularly to learn more about other donations.

If you have slightly used or new bras you would like to donate, please bring them to our clinic at 505 NE 87th Ave. Suite 250 (Bldg. A), Vancouver, WA 98664.

Megan and Stephanie help pack bras donated from the Gift of Lift program in preparation for Dr. Gabriel's visit to Haiti
Hockinson High School Senior, Megan Swindell (left) and Concordia University student, Stephanie Swindell (right) teamed up to help pack bras donated from the Gift of Lift program in preparation for Dr. Gabriel's visit to Haiti.

Images from Haiti, 2012
 
Haiti Images 2012 visit
 
Haiti Images 2012 visit
 
Haiti Images 2012 visit
 
Haiti Images 2012 visit
 
Haiti Images 2012 visit
 
Haiti Images 2012 visit
 
Haiti Images 2012 visit
 
Haiti Images 2012 visit
 
Dr. Allen Gabriel & Dr. Brinda Thimmappa Portland Metro Plastic Surgeons

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Watch Fox12's video on the 2012 Haiti visit
Watch the KPTV video about Dr. Gabriel and team's most recent visit to Haiti.

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Dr. Gabriel and team share their experiences of their 2011 trips to Haiti.

Behind-the-Lens
See Haiti through the eyes of a team from PeaceHealth Southwest