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Matt's Global Health Internship to Haiti

Organized by: Matthew Rosenstein

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Friends and Family! I hope this finds you well! Thirteen years ago, I had the incredible opportunity to serve a beautiful family in Matamoras, Mexico. Through collaboration with my youth group and the local government, we constructed a simple home for a family who had previously lived in an unreliable local shelter. At age thirteen, this eye-opening experience was truly inspirational. Since then, I have wanted to live my life as a servant to others. Just recently I was selected to serve in a Global Health Perspectives internship through the Denver School of Nursing. I have been blessed with an incredible opportunity and honor to travel all the way to Jacmel, Haiti. This life-changing trip will take place in December 2015. During this internship we will partner with LOVE Takes Root, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Denver School of Nursing faculty, Barb Wilkerson (who is a pediatric nurse), and her husband, Dr. Rick Wilkerson (who is an orthopedic surgeon) founded LOVE Takes Root. Denver School of Nursing has partnered with LOVE Takes Root for the past two-years. It has been through the generous supporters like you that have allowed for a new orphanage to be built in Jacmel to replace the previous building destroyed by the earthquake in 2010. Our internship will focus on transitioning the 50 Haitian orphans into the newly constructed orphanage, as well as providing clinical care for the orphans and surrounding villages. We will also have the opportunity to scrub into surgery and assist Dr. Wilkerson in surgical needs of the community. Most importantly, our goal is to empower the Haitian healthcare providers, while teaching preventative healthcare practices that will help enable the community to thrive independently long after our departure! I am so incredibly grateful to have this opportunity to contribute my nursing skills on a global level! I would be deeply honored if you would partner with me to raise funds to help me get there and support LOVE Takes Root. All funds for flight, housing, and medical outreach supplies are due to Denver School of Nursing on Friday, November 10, 2015. My goal is to raise $2,500 in the upcoming month and a half! This money will cover the flights to Haiti, housing, and more importantly it will provide needed funds to donate medical supplies and support the LOVE Takes Root orphanage in 2016 and beyond. I would be so grateful for your support, and I would love to keep you up-to-date on this journey! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly via email at mrosenstein@mydsn.net. Thank you so much for your prayers, thoughts, and support! In Service, Matt

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