Ghanaian-born Beverly Hills plastic surgeon is honoured at Cannes for his humanitarian efforts

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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 for his remarkable contribution to mankind at the Cannes Charity Gala with Elegant VIP Event Gala (EVE). This magnificent event was hosted by Her Royal Highness Princess Isabella Yapo Sobhuza of Kaufmann, on Wednesday at the Carlton Beach Club in Cannes, France.

Dr Obeng, the only black board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California, has had an illustrious career spanning more a decade. Through RESTORE, Dr Obeng and his team of volunteers 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 can expect 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.

The exceptional Gala event  showcased  luxury, fashion, art and influential personalities from all over the globe. First ladies and their African presidential delegations attended the event, including several talented African and International artists and personalities of the French government. Under the theme,  ‘African Chic’, the event highlighted the support of humanitarian causes, which supports disadvantaged children and people with various disabilities through numerous foundations.

‘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,’ said Dr Obeng.

Former Chelsea FC Midfielder Michael Essein’s foundation was also recognised at the first edition of the prestigious event. Essein’s foundation fights against various dreadful diseases that affect disadvantaged children in different parts of Africa.

The Cannes Charity Gala aims to support and bring together these foundations, providing them with a platform to partner with suited financial funders.

 

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