Laura Linnean via Crowdrise
October 08, 2012
BENEFITING: HEARTS IN MOTION INC
HOURS PLEDGED: 400
Mileage Tracker: 80
Friends & Family!
Ahhh just returned from Iquitos, Peru! We were able to perform 18 surgeries, over 350 and 35 cryos. We built lasting friendships and make an impact on many, as there was such a need in the area. Tribes of the Amazon that had never received medical attention came for their first ever exams. It was an incredibly spiritual and emotional experience that I'm so blessed to have been a part of.
I have decided to run this Malibu International Half Marathon to raise money for Hearts In Motion. As explained briefly above, the mission of Hearts In Motion is to provide care and medical treatment for children, families and communities through its programs and sponsorships in the U.S., Central and South America.
Those who know me well know that this organization is very close to my heart. I have changed my career to allow more time for mission work between travel assignments, and H.I.M. has inspired me to go back to school for a Master's in Public Health. I plan to spend January in Guatemala at our Nutrition Center and return following the Febuary OB/GYN surgical trip. Through the two little girls I sponsor and the trips I've been blessed to participate in, this organization and the people involved have changed my life.
Please find it in your heart to donate to such a worthy cause. Your donation supports the firefighter program (Guatemala firefighters also act as first responders/EMTs), our nutrition center where we house and care for children in need, our rehabilitation center, and help to purchase and transport medical supplies and donations. Any questions, please visit www.heartsinmotion.org for further information and to see how YOU can volunteer with us!
I can't thank you enough for your love and support. May God bless you and all you do. :)
"Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love." -Mother Theresa