BENEFITING: PACIFIC UNION COLLEGE
EVENT DATE: Aug 20, 2012
HOURS PLEDGED: 90
Through Pacific Union College, I along with a group of other nursing and medical students will be traveling Brazil to remote village communities along the Amazon River. We will be setting up medical and dental clinics to provide medical resources. Many often die from infectious diseases easily treatable with simple antibiotics.
We will go out into the Amazon on riverboats where they live and then dock near the remote villages. Smaller boats are then used to travel down shallow estuaries where the communities are given once-in-a-lifetime medical and dental care.
There is a great need to bring medical attention to the area as encounters with many water-borne diseases as well as infectious diseases like Malaria. Recent outbreaks of Dengue, Yellow Fever, and Measles have led to an increased demand for health workers in The Amazon. The World Health Organization’s “Technical Cooperation Strategy” (drafted in conjunction with the Brazilian government) accounts for a recent trend in rural citizens’ health.
It has been my dream for many years to someday be a part of a medical mission team. It is my desire to help and educate those in need, especially the children whom without medical attention will certainly die.
Please donate whatever is in your heart so that others may benefit that I may serve the Lord in my capacity as a nurse. I know this will be an invaluable experience and that many will benefit from the help we are able to bring their way.
Thank you and may God Bless our efforts.