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Saving Lives in Sierra Leone

Organized by: Jeremy King

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EVENT DATE Apr 07, 2016

THE STORY:

Saving Lives Initiative is a renewing surgical medical and educational mission. In April 2016 we will provide surgical and medical care for individuals in the rural area of Kabala, Sierra Leone. This is the first surgical medical mission trip to Sierra Leone following the Ebola epidemic. It is a small self funded group of 2 surgeons, 2 CRNA's, 2 surgical scrubbers, 2 PA's, and 4 registered nurses. We will run 2 operating rooms concurrently to all those who need care, free of cost for them.

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 -especially in a poverty stricken country like Sierra Leone. All of our volunteers are using their own personal vacation time and self-financing their trip to help improve conditions in Sierra Leone.

As one of two anesthesia providers in the group, I will be conducting all aspects of their anesthetics and safely guide them through. 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. We will not have an anesthesia machine, no ventilator, no access to the normal safety measures and monitoring and only the essential anesthesia drugs we have availability of.

In April, we’ll travel to Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, and travel by 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.

While this is a surgical mission, our primary goal is that of education and proliferation of safe and available medicine. Some problems with missions set up as this, are to travel to your location, do some good, pack up and leave. Efforts like that tend to be a drop in the bucket. We are in accordance with the few medical providers in the region to develop a teaching and education mission. One that is sustainable, not only for further planned missions, but to provide the basic level of medical care we have in this country. Our programs ensure knowledge transfer that will equip our partners in Sierra Leone with the capacity to deliver quality healthcare.

Saving Lives Initiatives is a 501(c3) tax-exempt (Tax ID 47-5645999), non-profit organization. Excess funding will go to preparing for future missions and for coverage of other volunteers. Through your donations, you are partnering with us and 100% of your donation will go towards achieving this a successful mission. This is a great way to supply a genuine service and reduce your taxable income.

I appreciate everyone's well wishes and support for this mission. Thank you all

 

Jeremy King and Saving Lives Initiative

$4,000

 

80% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • Dave

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Misty Green

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anna

     

  • Reggi

    $50

  • Trisha Zilla

    $50

  • MJP

    $100

  • Mary

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • TommyO

    $200

  • Spam

    $150

  • Andy

    $100

  • Anon

    $200

  • Kelly Payne

    $100

  • Drew Martin

    $100

  • Josh King

    $100

  • Batman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Robert A Booie

    $25

  • Drew's aunt Sherry

    $50

  • Drew's Aunt Andy & Uncle Fred

    $100

  • Farts McPants

    $50

  • Cuz of DrewPup

    $50

  • Spencer Chite

     

  • Izzy

    $50

  • drew's cousin nicki

    $50

  • christie

    $50

  • Sue Kell

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Zach

    $100

  • Chels

    $170

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Drew's co-worker

    $50

  • Kate

    $50

  • Pat & Brian

    $50

  • anonymous

    $100

  • The Lorsongs

    $100

  • Nate Flaim

    $500

  • Rob & Deb

    $100

  • Jessi, Dan & Wesley Collins

    $50

  • Your mom's colleague

     

  • Anonymous

    $465

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $465

2 years ago

Your mom's colleague

Your mom's colleague

2 years ago

Jessi, Dan & Wesley Collins

Jessi, Dan & Wesley Collins

DONATION: $50

Can't wait to hear your experiences and stories! 2 years ago

Rob & Deb

Rob & Deb

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Nate Flaim

Nate Flaim

DONATION: $500

Don't get the multi-drug resistant Malaria. 2 years ago

The Lorsongs

The Lorsongs

DONATION: $100

Good luck! We'll have a room ready for you in Portland when you get back to the states. 2 years ago

anonymous

anonymous

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Pat & Brian

Pat & Brian

DONATION: $50

What a wonderful contribution to humanity! 2 years ago

Kate

Kate

DONATION: $50

Best of luck and safe travels! 2 years ago

Drew's co-worker

Drew's co-worker

DONATION: $50

You all are doing a great thing. 2 years ago

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