By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

A Ground-Breaking Event Overseas

Dr. Ben Abraham’s 127 Legacy Foundation will be breaking new ground this month – literally. The foundation, begun by the Snellville physician in late 2013, will be sending a team to Indonesia to attend the groundbreaking of a medical clinic in Kupang, Timor.

The medical facility, funded almost entirely by Foundation supporters here in Gwinnett County, is expected to be fully operational within a year, providing much needed care to the community, many of whom have little to no access to good healthcare. The World Health Organization has observed that Kupang, with a population of around 400,000, has no actual hospital, only several local clinics. Abraham’s foundation will sponsor this new clinic, serving the community on the southwest side of the city.

Over the past year, the 127 Legacy Foundation has successfully raised over $75,000 to fund the endeavor, as well as support for the two orphanages they currently sponsor. Through various fundraising drives, the foundation has succeeded in raising all of the capital necessary to complete Phase I of the clinic. Rob Brooks, the foundation’s executive director, says, “There has been an outpouring of support for this clinic. It’s been amazing to see the enthusiastic response as people have given selflessly to this project.” Brooks says once the clinic is up and running, the Foundation will seek support for Phase II, which will include expanding the existing footprint to include a 10-bed in-patient facility, quarters for full-time physicians and medical staff, and the necessary equipment. For Phase I, the Baptist Hospital in Batu, Java has already committed to provide the personnel and equipment to operate for a year.

Abraham is excited about the impending groundbreaking he and his team will participate in this month. “This is truly a dream come true for me,” Abraham says, “to be able to give back like this to my home country and people, just humbles and thrills my heart.”

For more information about Dr. Abraham’s 127 Legacy Foundation, and how you can support their efforts, go to www.127legacy.org

They can also be found on Facebook: www.facebook.com/127legacy!