Saving Lives in Sierra Leone
Organized by: Ron Munson
EVENT DATE Apr 07, 2016
Medical Mission to Sierra Leone
To friends and family I have the unique opportunity to volunteer for a medical mission to Sierra Leone in April 2016 will provide surgical and medical care for individuals in the rural area of Kabala, a northern region of the country. As a surgical technologist, I’m proud to be part of this effort to bring care to those who otherwise might not get appropriate surgical treatment for a variety of injuries and conditions. Medical missions such as this one are crucial to improving the health and well-being of people like those in Kabala.
The risk can be high for the medical professionals in the group—and it can be a very costly venture, as we are funding our own mission from our own pockets. In April, we’ll travel to Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, and take a bus up into the mountains to the town of Kabala. There we’ll set up an operating room and triage those who come to get the free care we offer. All ages, all walks of life. We’ll operate on patients for seven days straight, sun up to sun down and then some. As one of two surgical technologists in the group, I will be conducting crucial aspects of the surgeries we will be performing.
This sort of field surgery is even more challenging than caring for people in safe hospital surgical settings and we will need essential equipment and supplies. In addition to operating we will be educating and helping developing the healthcare system at Kabala Hospital in Sierra Leone.
We’ll do our utmost to help everyone who comes to us within the time we’re allotted. Then we will dismantle our traveling OR, go back to Freetown and fly home.
Thank you all for your support and contributions, you will be sending me there safely with your help.