Among President Bush's "1,000 points of light" of outstanding national volunteer efforts, Dr. Floyd Seager of Ogden officially became Point of Light No. 438 last week.
Bush honored the retired doctor as his "Daily Point of Light" for founding a medical clinic that has provided free treatment for the poor and homeless.Since the clinic was established by Seager, 68, in 1988, it has treated almost 5,000 patients.
The White House issued a statement saying that at the clinic, "More than 150 volunteers, including retired and practicing doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and social workers, offer emergency and periodic medical care. Each patient is offered hygiene and grooming supplies."
Bush said Seager's actions help remind Americans of his statement in his inaugural address that "from now on in America, any definition of a successful life must include serving others."
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, also praised Seager upon his honor from the White House. "Floyd's honor is shared by his community and his profession. Floyd found a problem and worked within his community to solve that problem. He certainly deserves this award. This is a man with a big heart who brings the Hippocratic oath into reality."
By Lee Davidson