My name is Riley. I am going to be a senior at the University of Rhode Island next year, studying Biomedical Engineering and pre-medicine. I am hoping to become a doctor specializing in surgery and global medicine. One day I want to work with outstanding organizations like Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the Peace Corps, taking the skills I learn in medical school to the people who need it most.
I have volunteered over 1100 hours in medical settings since starting college. I started in November 2009, volunteering at the University’s Emergency Medical Services for 6 hours a week, and have been there since. I have learned a lot about emergency medicine, teamwork, and the allure of saving lives. I also volunteered for the emergency department night shift once a week in Lawrence Memorial Hospital in New London Connecticut.
This past winter break I went with a group of nursing students to the Dominican boarder of Haiti where we set up free clinics in towns with little to no medical access. There we treated everything from malnutrition to gunshot wounds. The trip to the Dominican Republic opened my eyes to the need in developing countries and the effect that even one person can make.
I hope to continue the type of volunteer work in Ethiopia and the Dominican for many more years.
Please Donate to PROJECT Ethiopia and help me and the orphans at AHOPE for Children!
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