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Dr. Benjamin Bocio Richardson is the humanitarian that’s turning heads

You may recognize him as the face of global health or as the first young dentist and health activist to receive positive international attention. As many millennials know, Benjamin, who is a dentist, got his popularity for his health activism and social entrepreneurship.

He is a model

Since coming onto the scene, his male model attributes have been undeniable. Benjamin has been seen as someone who represents the fashion industry in a different field.

The former model is about 6-foot-1. It's still being determined if we'll see Benjamin on the runway or in fashion campaigns. But Benjamin has shared his passion for health, dentistry, and medicine.

Image: Instagram @drbociorichardson/Sintia Mendez

He is a dental student

Benjamin is a dental student at Boston University. The young dental student has touched hearts for his hard work, determination, and compassionate heart.

Image: Instagram/@drbociorichardson

He is an activist

Over the winter of 2022, Benjamin was seen in Chicago around the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (formerly Cook County Hospital), same hospital that Princess Diana, visited in 1996. He was also seen in the Dominican Republic.

Image: Instagram @drbociorichardson/Sintia Mendez

On his last trip to the Dominican Republic, Benjamin Bocio-Richardson visited a settlement around a sugar mill called Batey. A batey is a community built around the sprawling green stalks of a sugar mill. See post below.

Fellow doctors, humanitarian workers, and Dominican military officers have witnessed his courage and work in underprivileged areas.

He has a humanitarian family

Benjamin was born into a mixed-race family.

According to Benjamin’s charity website, he is the son of Selin Bocio Casanova (father) and Ana Richardson (mother).

When it comes to Benjamin's siblings, the group is “a mix of everything — humanitarians, dentists, surgeon, engineer.”

Benjamin Bocio Richardson runs a Charity

Small doesn’t mean it’s not impactful. Benjamin Bocio-Richardson is one of the world’s most powerful young health advocates. His charity work began in the Dominican Republic after the 2010 Haiti Earthquake.

In 2010, Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie who served as a goodwill ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and UNICEF visited Haiti Earthquake Survivors at the pediatric ward of Dr. Dario Contreras Trauma Hospital in Santo Domingo. Jolie also met with the former Dominican Republic’s President Leonel Fernández during a visit to the national palace in the island nation’s capital city. Benjamin and his father founded “Bocio Medical Foundation (FUMEBO)” in partnership with Dr. Dario Contreras Trauma Hospital and the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery.

As he got older, Benjamin went on to take more serious and adult roles, today he is an international voice for health equity and human rights.

*Benjamin uploaded these images in his Instagram. Photographer Sintia Mendez took photos in the Dominican Batey.

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