OneWorld Community Health Centers celebrated the many miracles, or “milagros,” that occurred over the past year at the annual Milagro Dinner and Silent Auction held on Thursday, November 13. More than 400 people attended this year’s event to recognize members of the Omaha community who give of their time and talents in support of OneWorld Community Health Center’s mission. Members of the medical community were honored, and the crowd was enlightened by speaker Peter Edelman – Georgetown Law professor and author of the book “So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America.” Over $113,000 was raised to support programs and services for OneWorld patients who are medically underserved.
Honorees for their service to and support of the OneWorld community included Dr. James V. Huerter, longtime supporter and ear, nose and throat specialist with Alegent Creighton and associate professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center; Dr. Richard H. Legge, sole ophthamologist and founder of both The Free Clinic For Kids at OneWorld Community Health Centers, and The American Conference on Pediatric Cortical Visual Impairment; and Dr. Thomas Tonniges, renowned speaker on children’s issues, medical director of the Arbor Health Plan and a 28-year-practicing pediatrician. United Way of the Midlands and the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Nursing were also honored for their commitment to OneWorld and the communities that we serve.