Rey, CA - November 3, 2014 -- Grant Stevens, M.D., FACS, a
board certified plastic surgeon and founder of
Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, CA, is the
recipient of the Just Like My Child Foundation's 2014
Humanitarian Award. The Foundation's mission is to empower
vulnerable adolescent girls by enabling them to create
healthy, self-sustaining families who prosper without
"It's my honor and privilege to receive such
an important award," said Dr. Stevens. "The Foundation's
work has already empowered more than 200,000 girls in 76
communities in Uganda, East Africa, and 1,500 additional
children in two communities in Senegal, West Africa."
The award was presented to Dr. Stevens by
Just Like My Child Founder Vivian Glyck and her husband Mike
Koenigs, who said in part, "When Vivian petitioned Dr.
Stevens to help support a small clinic he said yes and has
written a check every month for the past seven years. Dr.
Stevens has helped build this small clinic into a nationally
recognized, flourishing teaching hospital in Uganda with a
fully operational surgical center, five doctors, three
ambulances and investments from major organizations such as
the Clinton Foundation and Catholic Relief Services.
Koenigs added that Dr. Stevens has helped
save more than 5,000 mothers in childbirth so that no
orphans are born at the hospital and provided AIDS and
malaria protection and treatment to thousands of parents and
children. "Dr. Stevens has ignited the dreams of dozens of
healthcare workers on the ground who are now pursuing
advanced education and whose dreams to serve others are
coming true," Koenigs said.
For more information on the
foundation or to donate, please visit
Like My Child Foundation.