In Memory - Dr. Valerie Royes
It is with deep emotion that we announce our friend, Dr. Valerie Royes, departed this life on November 13th after a brief illness. Dr. Val served as our pediatrician on medical mission teams in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Dr. Val was instrumental in the success of the medical missions and always stepped in when our needs were greatest. Dr. Val's dedication and expertise were evident in the care she provided to those in need, and as she dispensed her own special form of "tough love" to her patients. Val made our teams stronger by sharing her medical knowledge and local insight, and was invaluable behind the scenes in securing medications from local sources, storing our supplies at her Kingston home, and recruiting talented family and friends to round out our medical teams. We will all miss Val's kindness, her energy, her depth of faith, friendship and love.
Please pray for Val and her family; especially, her husband John, and sons Stephen and Mark, their spouses and children. Also, pray for the team members Val brought to us: her sister-in-law and brother, Angie and Everold Haffizulla. MD; her sister Hazel Chang, RN; Britannie Clacken, MD; and Shirley Lewis, Pharmacist.
Our hearts ache for your loss.