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Ashley's Volunteer Trip to Africa

Organized by: Ashley Thibeault

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THE STORY:

Hello friends and family,

As some of you may know, I recently graduated with my Medical Biology degree from the University of New England and I am currently pursuing an accelerated Bachelors degree in Nursing.

I am excited to announce that I applied and was accepted into a 2 week healthcare program traveling to Ghana, Africa this summer. I will be going with other UNE students to set up healthcare clinics in cities with extreme shortages of medical resources. I will engage in direct health services and community education programs during my time there. Essentially, I get to practice the skills and apply the knowledge I have been working so hard to master through countless hours of studying!!

The reason I decided to attend nursing school was deeply rooted in my desire to have a positive impact in peoples lives. The possibility of experiencing another culture and utilizing my growing expertise is not only rewarding to me but will provide comfort and relief for so many people.

UNE has been doing this trip for multiples years and has seen hundreds of patients every visit. The people being treated are commonly diagnosed with overuse injuries, open wounds and infections along with malaria. The approximate cost of the trip is over $3000 so any donations will help with the price of immunizations, airfare, lodging, supplies etc.

As with many college students, my school loans have accumulated over the years but I refuse to pass up an opportunity such as this. Any donation is greatly appreciated and will help me broaden my horizons as not only a nursing student, but as a human being.

If you can't donate, I encourage you to share this post and I plan to share pictures and stories upon my return of what I am sure will be an inspiring 14 days of my life.

Thank you all so much!

$840

 

42% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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  • Aunt Candice

    $50

  • Sarah Hutchins

    $20

  • Deb & Michael Clark

    $250

  • Amy Corvino

    $50

  • Chloe Paul

    $25

  • Becky and Caroline

    $25

  • Steve Foster

    $50

  • Emily Middleton

    $20

  • Aunt Viv and Uncle Pete

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Elaine Pelletier

    $100

  • Betsy Brooks

    $25

  • Diane & John Ehman

    $100

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Ashley Thibeault

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Donor Comments

Diane & John Ehman

Diane & John Ehman

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Betsy Brooks

Betsy Brooks

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Elaine Pelletier

Elaine Pelletier

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Nana Fowler 1 year ago

Aunt Viv and Uncle Pete

Aunt Viv and Uncle Pete

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Emily Middleton

Emily Middleton

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Steve Foster

Steve Foster

DONATION: $50

Good luck Ashley! 1 year ago

Becky and Caroline

Becky and Caroline

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Chloe Paul

Chloe Paul

DONATION: $25

What an amazing opportunity! 1 year ago

Amy Corvino

Amy Corvino

DONATION: $50

I am so proud of you Ashley, you are an amazing woman. 1 year ago

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