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Volunteer Trip to Peru

Organized by: Meg Whitney

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THE STORY:

Did you know that only 4% of children with disabilities receive an education in Peru?

My name is Meg Whitney and I am a first year doctor of physical therapy student at the University of Washington. Recently, I became actively involved in a student run organization at UW called GROW (Global Rehabilitation Organization at Washington). GROW is an interprofessional group of students with a shared interest in global health and community outreach. Through GROW, I have been given the opportunity to travel with physical therapy and occupational therapy students along with a licensed PT to Cusco, Peru this September to volunteer with an amazing organization called Manos Unidas (MU). Founded in 2008, MU is Peru’s first and only not-for-profit private school for children with disabilities. MU’s mission is to maximize the abilities and potential of individuals with developmental disabilities through a humanistic, personalized education, honoring such principles as respect, justice and tolerance for all community members. While we are in Cusco, we will be providing physical therapy services to the children at MU in order to help improve their quality of life and facilitate their successful inclusion within society.

I am so thankful for the opportunity to take this trip so that I can work towards reducing the cultural stigma towards those with disabilities on a global scale. I need your help to get there! My goal is to raise $2000 to help pay for airfare, housing, volunteer fees, and medical supplies we will be bringing with us to MU. Please consider donating. Any donation helps, no matter how small! Thank you!

For more information about Manos Unidas, visit http://www.manosunidasperu.net/

$2,500

 

100% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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  • Joanne Bowers

    $100

  • Lori Mecham

    $25

  • Lisa Vogel

    $25

  • Bob & Lori Greufe

    $50

  • Bob Marcus

    $50

  • Casa Kibala

    $100

  • Eileen

     

  • Eric Shapiro

    $30

  • Laurie Metcalf

    $40

  • Mary Ann Brady

    $100

  • Jaclyn Baker

    $25

  • Sheila Marty

    $100

  • Janine Piper

    $20

  • Elise Ray

    $100

  • debra sjoblom

    $20

  • Byunn Family

    $40

  • Larry Yarmolinsky

    $20

  • Margo Simmons

    $50

  • Rachel Kitterer

    $25

  • Jen Baker

    $25

  • Momzie

    $50

  • Sergio & Gloria Rodriguez

    $50

  • Lauri

    $50

  • Haley

    $100

  • Wierschke Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Zach Jaenish

    $10

  • David & Marci Whitney

    $100

  • Jace and Sheri and kids

    $100

  • Zach and Tammie Taylor Family

    $100

  • Anna Goons work friend

    $10

  • Kally, D-Dub's Work Friend

    $25

  • Sheila Whitney, G'ma

    $100

  • Curtis & Hilary Wahlen

    $170

  • Cheryl Kerfeld

    $25

  • Murray Maitland

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $55

  • Jennifer mccune

    $20

  • Logan Heilman

    $250

  • Larry&Kathy; Taylor

    $75

  • Momma

    $155

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Donor Comments

Momma

Momma

DONATION: $155

There we go! 2 years ago

Larry&Kathy; Taylor

Larry&Kathy; Taylor

DONATION: $75

Meg it sounds like something you will be great at.You will grow from it I'm sure.It will be a memory you wont forget. Love Kathy & Larry 2 years ago

Logan Heilman

Logan Heilman

DONATION: $250

Have a great time and enjoy every minute of your trip! 2 years ago

Jennifer mccune

Jennifer mccune

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $55

2 years ago

Murray Maitland

Murray Maitland

DONATION: $20

Best wishes for a wonderful experience 2 years ago

Cheryl Kerfeld

Cheryl Kerfeld

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Curtis & Hilary Wahlen

Curtis & Hilary Wahlen

DONATION: $170

Good luck! What a wonderful endeavor. 2 years ago

Sheila Whitney, G'ma

Sheila Whitney, G'ma

DONATION: $100

Good luck on your trip. I'm so proud of you and your classmates for doing this great work. Lots of Love, G'ma 2 years ago

Kally, D-Dub's Work Friend

Kally, D-Dub's Work Friend

DONATION: $25

Wishing you the Best! 2 years ago

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