Anita Figueredo

Greatness Through Concern

Physician and surgeon, Dr. Anita Figueredo has practiced in La Jolla, California since 1947. Her medical success comes from her education; her smile and deep sense of concern and compassion come from her desire to care for the sick, poor and destitute. As a devoted member of the Catholic Church, Dr. Figueredo dedicates much of her time and energy to its charitable activities.

In 1954, Dr. Figueredo was awarded the Papal medal Pro Ecclesia by Pople Pius XII. In 1970, she was invested as a Lady of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, later receiving the Grand Cross of the Order. In 1973, she was made a Regional Link of the Co-Workers of Mother Teresa in America, a support group to the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India, which also aids needy people throughout the world. The good doctor is also the founder of Friends of the Poor, an organization devised for the purpose of receiving tax-exempted gifts for the poor in Mexico and elsewhere.

Born in Costa Rica, Dr. Figueredo is the mother of nine children.

Dedication, concern and personal caring leap from the heart of this loving doctor to improve the lives of those less fortunate throughout the world.

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