Medical Mission to Guatemala

Organized by: Michele Hernandez

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THE STORY:

My name is Michele (Shelly) Hernandez and I am raising funds to go with Helps International (WWW.helpsintl.org) on a medical mission trip to Guatemala. The team, (Bakersfield Medical), I go with leaves April 23 for 10 days. The cost of the trip is $2300.00 this year. I have already paid $800. I need a little more help with the funding. I am a 55 yr old woman working full time as a surgical technician in California. We go to the indigenous areas to treat the Guatemalan people. We take a whole medical team and set up a clinic and operating rooms. For a week we perform surgery, fit prosthetic devices, treat various ailments, provide eye and dental care. Three years ago I had the amazing opportunity to go! I was asked to go by a friend, who has been going for 12 years, at the last minute. Another volunteer, who had paid in full for her trip, was unable to go and donated her spot to me. I was overwhelmed with this opportunity and felt blessed to go. The experience was so fulfilling and I felt as if I had found a purpose for my life. The following year I was unable to go because I developed a malignant (cancer) tumor in my leg and had to have surgery and radiation. Last year I was able to fully fund my trip myself and was able to go. Again, it was an honor to serve the people of Guatemala. This year I need a little help with the balance for my trip. Thank you for your support.

$650

 

43% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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  • Sharon Murphy Eckhardt

    $50

  • Jodi Vicario

     

  • Stephanie

     

  • Bek

     

  • Suzie

    $20

  • Ernesto

    $50

  • Eleanor Marshel

    $50

  • Bonnie Siwiecki

    $25

  • Matt & Jarod Marshel

     

  • Mike & Kris Marshel

    $100

  • Kathy Oshann

    $25

  • Ernesto

    $100

  • Familia anaya

    $50

  • Kristi Arostegui

    $25

  • Barbara Moreno

    $50

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Michele Hernandez

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Donor Comments

Barbara Moreno

Barbara Moreno

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Kristi Arostegui

Kristi Arostegui

DONATION: $25

Have a great time Michelle 3 years ago

Familia anaya

Familia anaya

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Ernesto

Ernesto

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Kathy Oshann

Kathy Oshann

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Mike & Kris Marshel

Mike & Kris Marshel

DONATION: $100

Go Shelly 3 years ago

Matt & Jarod Marshel

Matt & Jarod Marshel

3 years ago

Bonnie Siwiecki

Bonnie Siwiecki

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Eleanor Marshel

Eleanor Marshel

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Ernesto

Ernesto

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

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