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Dr. Phil Ortiz: In Memoriam (read more)

Philip A. Ortiz, O.D. journeyed into the spiritual realm February 15, 2022 after a vibrant life. Born April 15, 1936, he was one of nine children born to Benito and Juana Ortiz, undocumented immigrants who as teens fled violence and poverty of post-revolutionary Mexico. They met in Depue, Illinois at a railroad camp. The central coast of California and Morris, IL have been tied together in many ways. Phil and Gay spent many years in San Luis Obispo County, gaining lifelong friendships.

I CARE International

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I Care International, Inc. is a non-religious, non-political, non-discriminatory organization. Volunteers and people in need from all walks of life are welcome.

I Care's goal is to help others improve their quality of life by providing the gift of better vision and health. From the little boy who smiles because now he sees the clouds in the sky, to the older lady who cries because now she can sew and have an income, I Care International is changing lives one by one.

I Care volunteers, including volunteer optometrists and other professionals, donate their time and pay for their own travel and living expenses, therefore, your support truly affords help to the people that need it most.

In order to make each mission possible, I Care International collaborates with community service groups, civic and government organizations, translators, and the medical and business communities, both locally and in host countries.

You can help I Care International, just click the Donate  button in the top right corner to support.