Published : 23rd May 2019; 12:15 GMT.
Dr Michael K. Obeng, Director of MiKO Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills and the Founder and CEO of R.E.S.T.O.R.E (Restoring Emotional Stability Through Outstanding Reconstructive Efforts) Worldwide Inc.; The Foundation for Reconstructive Surgery, was honoured at this year’s Cannes Charity Gala with Elegant VIP Event Gala (EVE).
The magnificent event was hosted by Her Royal Highness Princess Isabella Yapo Sobhuza of Kaufmann, on Wednesday, 22 May 2019, at the Carlton Beach Club in Cannes, France.
The GUBA 2017 Humanitarian Spirit award recipient and judge for GUBA USA Awards 2019 is recognised as the only black board- certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California, has had an illustrious career spanning over a decade.
Through RESTORE, Dr Obeng and his team of volunteers continue to provide free reconstructive surgery to children and adults in various developing countries with disfiguring deformities from birth, accidents and diseases involving not only the head and neck region, but also the extremities, trunk and breasts. In addition to the free operations, patients also receive assistance in the form of medical supplies, and food. RESTORE also educates local healthcare personnel on how to execute complex surgeries. Since its inception in 2008, RESTORE has performed over 700 reconstructive surgeries in 3 different continents, all free of charge.
Dr Michael Obeng expressed his delight after being honoured:
“I’m thrilled to be honoured in such an esteemed manner. My sincere gratitude to the over 100 volunteers in the last decade without whom none of this would have happened, especially our Director of International Relations, Dawn Sutherland, and my colleagues Drs. Barry Freeman, Mehmet Atila, Paa-Ekow Hoyte-Williams and Oscar Garcia. I believe that everything begins with a vision for a better future and a passion for helping mankind. If you give more than you get, you get more than you give.” Dr Obeng said.
HRH Isabella Yapo Sobhuza was very excited to have Dr Michael K. Obeng join this year’s special occasion. “We are proud to share with the world what these foundations are doing for humanity,” HRH Isabella said.
GUBA congratulates Dr Michael K Obeng on receiving this prestigious award and honour.