BENEFITING: Range Of Motion Project NFP
EVENT DATE: Oct 13, 2017
I am excited to announce that this October I will continue my learning experience by participating in an international outreach trip located in Zacapa, Guatemala. This experience is ran through an organization called the Range of Motion Project (ROMP). ROMP is an international organization that enhances mobility in individuals with neuromuscular deficits or amputations. This organization has been making a positive impact in communities within the US, Ecuador, and Guatemala with three primary strategies. First, ROMP recognizes the difficulty of living in poverty with a disability. The organization provides quality clinical care at little to no cost. Secondly, ROMP works to promote local investment by training and employing local practitioners to provide services and stimulate development through buying and hiring locally. Finally, ROMP advocates through raising public awareness of the global lack of prosthetic and orthotic care, enabling those with disabilities to redefine their human potential.
I am excited to use this opportunity to grow personally by interacting with the various patients, families, clinicians, and other allied-health enthusiasts/professionals to provide prosthetic and orthotic care.
This trip does require more than just the willingness to serve and has a financial cost to participate in. The flat cost is $1500 per student and faculty participant and includes all in-country transportation, food, lodging, and potential supplies for the lab. Additionally, all participants are responsible for their own round-trip airfare, which averages around $400. Through this Crowdrise, I am looking to reach a goal of $700. Thank you for your time and if you are unable to donate at this time, I would gladly appreciate it if you can share this link over any social media platform!
For any additional information regarding this trip or the Range Of Motion Project Organization please visit: http://www.rompglobal.org/