This summer I will be in Guatemala from June 15-24 with the Range of Motion Project (ROMP) serving alongside local practitioners and other volunteers to provide prosthetic and orthotic care to people in the Zacapa community.
I am excited for this opportunity and hope this hands-on experience teaches me about providing quality care for patients in underserved areas. As I progress through my P&O education and career, my goal is to continue to learn about the needs and challenges of areas with a gap in access to P&O care, and how these needs may be addressed.
The cost of the trip includes all in-country transportation, lodging, food, and supports ROMP’s mission to address the gap in access to prosthetic care for people with amputations in the Western Hemisphere. My goal is to raise money to offset the cost of registration ($1500), with anything extra going towards the flight to/from Guatemala.
I am grateful for any support you can provide, whether it be financial, sharing this message, or your thoughts and prayers. Thank you so much!
ROMP is an international non-profit organization working to address the gap in access to prosthetic care for people with amputation in the Western Hemisphere. We provide high-quality prosthetic and orthotic care through our permanent clinical operations in Guatemala, Ecuador, and the United States. Working alongside our local staff, ROMP volunteers of all professional and educational backgrounds play a key role in accomplishing this mission year-round.
Enrollment is open to rehabilitation professionals including P&O practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physiatrists, and students of those professions as everyone works hand-in-hand with the local staff to provide integrated care to ROMP patients and exchange knowledge and techniques. In addition to these professionals, we welcome photographers, yoga therapists, motivational speakers, engineers, craftspeople, and interested individuals of all other professions to be crucial members of each program.
Please visit our website http://www.rompglobal.org/volunteer-programs/ for more details.