Liberian Humanitarian Dr. Daniel E. Cassell Celebrates Birthday with Visually Impaired, Physically Challenged Liberians with The Presentation of Huge Donations
MONROVIA – Renowned Liberian Humanitarian, Dr. Daniel E. Cassell, has vowed to be the voice of the voiceless, less fortunate and destitute Liberian citizens who have been neglected and abandoned in their own country.
Dr. Cassell, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania, USA, a Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LCADC) in New Jersey and the President/Founder of the Kwenyan Professional Health Services, LLC and Kwenyan and Associates based in the United States.
He is also the President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Dr. Cassell’s Foundation in Liberia.
Dr. Cassell reiterated that as a friend to the poor, he feels the pains of the depressed and oppressed and as such, he will not relent on making immense contributions aim at addressing the mountainous problems confronting less fortunate Liberians through his foundation.
He made these comments when he celebrated his birthday with hundreds of visually impaired and physically challenged Liberians at the YMCA gymnasium on Crown Hill in Monrovia.
He further promised to give hope to citizens who have given up because of their current situation or abandonment in the nation.
“This foundation was established about six years ago when we usually went to the communities and do what we needed to do. I did it quietly. I am a friend of the poor. I am the voice of the voiceless. I am the strength of the weak and the oppressed. Your problem is my problem”
He noted that despite his numerous contributions to help empower and improve the living conditions of citizens, particularly elderly women, youths, among others, he does not seek praises or reward from anyone.
Dr. Cassell maintained that his unwavering philanthropic supports and contributions toward the betterment of the livelihood of citizens are in fulfillment of God’s words.
“I cannot share any glory with God because of what I am doing. I am just a messenger to follow his instructions; and whatever God tells me to do, I will do it”.
Speaking further, Dr. Cassell disclosed that his decision taken to celebrate his birthday with less fortunate Liberians is due to the love he has for them, adding that, “you are dearest to my heart”.
He indicated that though members of the disabled community have been kicked out of the wayside and neglected, he remains committed to help improve the living conditions of these citizens.
“I am not a politician, but a humanitarian; we are going to do many things together. I see God in you and that’s the reason why I am here to celebrate and appreciate you all. I will continue to help you, but all you need to do is to remember me in your prayers because, the more God blesses me, the more I will be a blessing to you”.
Dr. Cassell further presented 300 bags of rice, 200 gallons of cooking oil and L$100,000 to the disabled and visually impaired citizens who celebrated along with him.
Earlier on, an official of the Dr. Cassell’s Foundation, Mr. Tapple E. Doe, recounted some of the numerous contributions the Liberian humanitarian has made towards advancing and empowering citizens across the length and breadth of the nation.
“Today is Dr. Cassell’s natal day and he has decided not to sit with the kings or celebrate it anywhere. But he has decided to come and celebrate his birthday with you because, he believes in you”.
He, however, pledged his unflinching support in working with Dr. Cassell “to make sure to touch the lives” of citizens, especially less fortunate Liberians across the country.
In separate remarks, representatives of the Group of 77 and the National Association of Disabled Advocates commended Dr. Cassell for the donation and his decision taken to celebrate his natal day with them.
They complained that they have been allegedly abandoned by government and others due to their present conditions.
They claimed that the situation has compelled them to turn to “beggars”, asking passers-by and others for handouts in various street corners in Monrovia and other parts of the country.
The visually impaired and physically challenged Liberian citizens, however, urged Dr. Cassell to accord them empowerment opportunities, through the construction of a vocational skills training center, or the launch of a university scholarship scheme to enable them make meaningful contributions to the growth and development of Liberia.