▲Dr. Noordhoff Receiving Sir Harold Gilles Lecture Award in London
Dr. Noordhoff first came to my attention from his son in law, Dr. Robert Lamberts. He wanted me to know about the amazing award Dr. Noordhoff had recently achieved, and more than that, about the good works he has accomplished over his lifetime.
( Children and teenagers who have had craniofacial surgery pose for a photograph with retired missionary doctor Samuel Noordhoff and his wife, Lucy, front row third and fourth left, at the launch of a Smile Life calendar to raise funds for the Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation in Taipei on Saturday.
Dr. Noordhoff, the founder of NCF, came to Taiwan as a Medical Missionary 40 years ago. Along the way, Dr. Noordhoff had set up many milestones in the Craniofacial development of Taiwan, such as the first polio rehabilitation center, the first burn center, the first intensive care unit and the first craniofacial center. In 1989, Dr. Noordhoff donated his personal savings of USD 100,000 and established NCF.