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Ophthalmology Mission to Ecuador

Organized by: David Fell

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THE STORY:

Breakdown of costs:

$150 Application Fee

$100 Airline Deposit

$1,478 Flight

$378 Lodging

$80 Tips and Insurance

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$2,114 Total

 

Hey Everyone!

This summer I will be traveling to Ecuador with some classmates, third year medical students, physicians, optometry students, nurses and technicians to bring free health care to a community in need. Specifically, we will be doing cataract surgery as well as giving out glasses, general internal medicine, ob/gyn, dermatology and pediatrics. Unfortunately, the funding the trip sometimes receives for our travel did not come through this year and we are financing the trip entirely on our own.

Cataracts are the leading cause of reversible blindness in the world and something people no longer go blind from in the US because of surgical advances. It is simply a matter of access. International medical missions like these help bring neccessary health care that we take for granted every day to communities that simply do not have access. They are also invaluable learning opportunities for students, exposing us to situations we never have to face in our training in the US and giving us hands-on experience that will make us better physicians in the future. Because of all the work and travel that goes into them, they are also incredibly expensive. Especially for students.

Any and all support is greatly appreciated!

Here's the link to the organization, in case you're interested (I know it's called A Promise to Peru and we're going to Ecuador. They're expanding.): http://www.apromisetoperu.org/

$1,650

 

110% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • m. forbes

    $10

  • Emma and Jacob

    $20

  • Ezra Steinberg

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Long Island Tech Group

    $1,000

  • Daniel Alder

    $100

  • Bruce Rosen

    $100

  • Nir Idisis

    $20

  • Toby & Ron Kleinhandler

    $100

  • Amalya and Nir Oliver

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Joel and Rita Rosenstock

    $100

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David Fell

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Donor Comments

Joel and Rita Rosenstock

Joel and Rita Rosenstock

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Amalya and Nir Oliver

Amalya and Nir Oliver

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Toby & Ron Kleinhandler

Toby & Ron Kleinhandler

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Nir Idisis

Nir Idisis

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Bruce Rosen

Bruce Rosen

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Daniel Alder

Daniel Alder

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Long Island Tech Group

Long Island Tech Group

DONATION: $1,000

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Ezra Steinberg

Ezra Steinberg

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

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