Durham Sunrise Rotary proudly hosts a presentation of the Paul Harris Fellow Award to Dr. Andrew Lodge of the Pediatric Cardiac Unit of Duke University Hospital.Dr. Lodge led a team of doctors, specialists and nurses from Duke University Hospital on a VTT/medical mission to the Philippines last September under a Rotary Foundation Global Grant.  During this week-long mission, Dr. Lodge and his team successfully performed open heart surgeries on 10 children with congenital heart defects.  All children have fully recovered and are now enjoying their second chance at life - thanks to the generous support of Duke University Hospital, Rotary International and Rotary Foundation, several Rotary Clubs in District 7670, and other participating organizations such as the Gift of Life International, Gift of Life of Western Carolina, Filipino American Community of Western North Carolina, and the host Rotary Club of Makati West in the Philippines.

In April, 2013 Dr. Lodge was also the team leader of the VTT/medical mission from Duke University Hospital that went to the Philippines under a Rotary International Matching Grant.  Through their surgical intervention, the Duke  team not only saved a similar number of children with congenital heart defects but also trained their medical counterparts at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center.

In recognition of Dr. Lodge’s exemplary commitment to Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self, the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest (the International Partner under this Global Grant) is presenting to him the Paul Harris Fellow Award.  We wish to share with your club the honor and privilege of bringing into the Fellowship a most deserving individual and, hopefully, another worthy member of the Rotary Club of  Durham Sunrise.