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Help Refugee Trauma!

Organized by: Sloan Johnson

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A THANK YOU! for 2016 and a look ahead.
January 01, 2017

Hello to all and Happy New Year: As I look back at the year that has just past, and forward to the year ahead, I am struck by immense gratitude See More

THE STORY:

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Imagine having to suddenly flee your home, being driven from your country, where the violence had become unbearable. Then imagine the struggle to get somewhere, someplace safe, maybe losing loved ones, and family, along the way. Imagine that once you “landed” in this foreign place, instead of feeling secure, finally safe after the horrors of displacement, you were unwanted, neglected, deported, without concern and treated like a criminal instead of a victim. Refugees in exile don’t have to imagine these conditions. They live them. While the number of migrants is disputed, as many as 9,000* people may be living in a rat-infested camp of temporary shelters known as “The Calais Jungle.” Almost 900* of them are children (78% are unaccompanied). This settlement, near the entrance to the Eurotunnel and access to England, has sprung up on land that is also a dump, and is where that region has disposed of much of its asbestos.

I have decided to contribute what I can. In July, I will venture to Calais for a month and a half, bringing neurofeedback equipment (EEG and other types) and trauma protocols, to make a positive impact on the refugee population’s quality of life. In my 15 plus years of work as a neurotherapist, I have effectively treated returning war veterans and others suffering with anxiety, depression and trauma in the United States. I also ran a pop-up health clinic 2 months, each year, for 10 years, in a Buddhist monastery in Sikkim, northern India. The success I have seen doing this work gives me hope for alleviating trauma in the refugee population. I am reaching out to you, seeking donations to fund my endeavor. My belief in this cause is strong enough to compel me to sell my belongings, and get rid of my expenses and rented home. I have organized office space in Calais and am having some simple therapeutic equipment manufactured. I will need to purchase other equipment as well, some of which will be left there for continued use. If this situation touches you, as it does me, and if we act on our concerns, then I believe we can make a difference in the quality of the refugees’ unfortunate day to day lives. Anything and everything you give will be accepted with gratitude and put to compassionate use. Thank you.

* Numbers increase daily!  There is an approximate 25% increase in the numbers each month.

$4,595

 

61% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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  • Gwen ellison

    $20

  • teresa

    $25

  • Your Euro Nephew

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Michaela

     

  • Rachel Smith

    $25

  • Chris and Scott

    $500

  • Cecilia Santos Berkowitz

    $100

  • Steve Ausbury

    $25

  • Julie Riley

     

  • Christopher and Kathryn

     

  • Kendall

     

  • Molly

    $25

  • $ from Yard Sale

    $300

  • R and T

    $150

  • Terri and Elaine

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lisa

    $50

  • Nikita Mehta

    $50

  • Adam Stern

    $100

  • Taryl and Clyde

    $1,000

  • John Mitchell

    $50

  • Bill Torcaso

    $50

  • Madison

     

  • With Love and Support

    $50

  • Donna Campbell

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • mark shenk

    $100

  • Weezie Stoddard

     

  • Amy

    $100

  • Greenleafinc.

    $250

  • Ken L.

     

  • Abby, Alex, Walter and Paul

     

  • Susan and Jim

     

  • Second day of Yard Sale

    $100

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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Donna Colfer

    $100

  • Susan Lippman Halpern

    $50

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Donor Comments

Susan Lippman Halpern

Susan Lippman Halpern

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Donna Colfer

Donna Colfer

DONATION: $100

You are doing beautiful work in the world, dear one! 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Joan Finkle

Joan Finkle

You are do amazing work! Thinking of you often and wishing your mission success! Channeling Sloan by wearing your clothing....:-) 1 year ago

Second day of Yard Sale

Second day of Yard Sale

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Abby, Alex, Walter and Paul

Abby, Alex, Walter and Paul

1 year ago

Ken L.

Ken L.

1 year ago

Susan and Jim

Susan and Jim

1 year ago

Greenleafinc.

Greenleafinc.

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

Amy

Amy

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

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