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“The DOCF all started when I made a trip to a local hospital in the Dominican Republic. I was visiting children who had received life-saving heart care operations. I couldn’t help but think that in another life, one of these kids could be my own son. If it wasn’t for baseball, I may have remained in the Dominican Republic and who knows where life would have taken me. It was then that I knew that I had to use the gift that I received, to play baseball, to do whatever I could to give back” – David Ortiz
Since 2006, the David Ortiz Children’s Fund (DOCF) has been dedicated to raising funds that enable children in the Dominican Republic and the New England to have access to the pediatric critical care they need to live full, productive lives. The DOCF has trained 385 nurses who annually care for 14,000 children admitted to Robert Reid Cabral Children’s Hospital and has paid for over 200 life-saving heart surgeries in the Dominican Republic.
For his work with the DOCF, David was awarded the Roberto Clemente Award by MLB in 2011 and the UNICEF’s Children’s Champion Award in 2008.
Please help support this cause, and help give these kids a chance to live their life.
For more information, go to www.davidortizchildrensfund.org