John Kahler, M.D., F.A.A.P. of Palos Park is the Disaster Services Hero. Dr. Kahler, a retired pediatrician, spent more than 40 years as a physician. For most of his career, he worked as a pediatrician at John H. Stroger Hospital. For over 20 years, he has been dedicated to treating children in areas of the world affected by war, natural disasters and disease outbreaks. Dr. Kahler has participated in medical missions in countries in Africa and Central America, as well as in Yemen and Syria. In 201,6 after learning about the death of the last pediatrician in Aleppo during an airstrike, Dr. Kahler volunteered to travel to the city to care for Syrian children. Two years ago, he co-founded MedGlobal, an organization committed to providing health care to vulnerable communities and training local healthcare workers, in an effort to build sustainable health solutions. At 72 years of age, Dr. Kahler shows no sign of slowing down and has dedicated his golden years to continuing to care for underserved communities.