Jangus' Medical Mission to San Quintin, Mexico
Organized by: Jangus Whitner
To quickly catch you up about my current spot in life: I graduated with my Bachelor of Science & Pharmaceutical Sciences degree at The University of Toledo in May of 2014 with now only less than 5 months remaining before I attain my Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2016. What’s new and exciting is that I have recently been accepted to be a team member on a Medical Mission reaching impoverished communities of San Quintin, Mexico. This team consists of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, dieticians, physical therapists, dentists, and many more helping hands. I am fortunate to have met a pharmacist at a conference in Columbus this past October and he has shared this opportunity with me. I will be assisting the pharmacist in preparing and dispensing medications, advising the medical students and physicians in best medication choices, and working as a Spanish translator for the medical team.
This trip will be in April of 2016 and is a total of 5 days. Our daily schedule will entail traveling to a clinic site each day, set up of the clinic, treating patients, lunch break, continue treating patients, packing up the clinic, and heading back to our housing. My past two medical missions to Nicaragua have deeply impacted my life and I genuinely feel that everything happens for a reason: hence, I was meant to go on this trip this spring and impact the lives of hundreds of more patients. I also am quite enthused since this is an opportunity for me to use my Spanish fluency that I further developed when I studied at a medical university in Guadalajara, Mexico for one month in May this past summer (taking Medical Spanish courses and working in clinics).
In order for me to go and experience all this trip has to offer, I will need to raise about $850 of support to cover transportation (airfare), lodging, and food costs while I am there. Over the next few months I will be working diligently with full efforts to change this from a possible opportunity into a reality. I am sending you this to ask you to graciously consider partnering with me by giving a gift of $25, $50, $100, $200, or any other amount towards the work I will be doing in a foreign country this spring. However, I will appreciate any amount that you feel called to give, and more than anything I will appreciate your prayers and thoughts as I begin this journey.
I am truly thankful for any support you may provide for my trip this spring while I provide medical services to those in a third world country again.