ROMAC Supporting East Timorese


Manuel with his mother

With some of that hard earned “Bunnings Barbecue” money our club has supported ROMAC with $1000 to bring two children from East Timor for treatment in the Adelaide Women and Children’s hospital.

ROMAC’s mission is to provide specialist treatment for children from developing countries in the form of lifesaving and dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their home country.
Manuel, a two and a half year old boy from Timor Leste will be undergoing major cranial facial surgery.


Front Row L to R –Regional committee Kathy Orfanos,, Ines, Izac’s mum, Izak and Sister Amelia. Rear Row – Liza and Caterina, both Timorese students studying at University of SA.

Izak Dos Santos Lamos, a 15 year old boy, also from Timor Leste was taken to the hospital from the aircraft, underwent MRI and testing, then straight to the operating theatre for over 5 hours of surgery to remove a large brain tumour that had already taken the sight from one eye and was impacting on the other.

Sister Amelia, Liza and Caterina provided volunteer assistance interpreting between English and Tetun.
For more details and to find out how to donate to ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children) please go to to enable this important work to continue.



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