Dr Otmar and Dr Margret Deter recognized for invaluable contributions to the Prostheses Foundation
Early this year HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously granted an audience to members of the public to present them with recognitions for their benevolence and service to society.
Amongst the recipients of the honors were Dr Otmar Deter, Charter President of the Rotary E-Club Dolphin International Pattaya, and Dr Margret Deter, past president of the same club.
The benevolent couple were recognized and honored for their continuous and dedicated support of the Prostheses Foundation of H.R.H. the Princess Mother.
The Prostheses Foundation was founded on 17 August 1992 by H.R.H. Srinagarindra the Princess Mother who was concerned about the suffering of the amputees especially those who also suffer poverty, and those without access to prosthesis services from the government.
One of the main objectives of the Foundation is to provide various training programs regarding prostheses by methods and technologies invented by the Foundation.
In order to make this possible, the Foundation, with collaboration of local hospitals both domestically and abroad, provides training to personnel, both able-bodied and amputees, hired by hospitals to be prosthetic technicians. The trained technicians will be able to produce good prostheses at their hospitals’ workshops, which will result in more sustainable and convenient services for those in need.
Dr Otmar and Dr Margret feel very strongly about helping the unfortunate people and have both pledged to continue with their support for the Prostheses Foundation’s education and production programs, through their Rotary club’s fund raising projects and by donating their own personal funds.