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570 News recognizes those who go “Above and Beyond”  in Waterloo Region. Every week we will choose someone who has gone “Above and Beyond” in our community. Tell us who you think is deserving of next week’s award by filling out the nomination form.

This week we shine the spotlight on a retired Kitchener physician.

For the past five years, Dr. George Berrigan has been volunteering each week at the House of Friendship men’s hostel on Charles Street East in Kitchener, where he tends not only to the men’s physical ailments but also offers emotional care and support.

Dr. Berrigan was nominated by Ron Fleming of House of Friendship.  “He’s inspiring.  He’s a calm person.  He’s very respectful and caring when he’s talking with men who aren’t always used to that kind of treatment when they see a doctor or when they seek medical attention.”

Ron says the staff at House of Friendship have a phrase to describe Dr. Berrigan that is summed up in two words – “Dr. B rocks.”

Above and Beyond