Tess does PT in Guatemala!
Organized by: Tess DePalma
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June 11, 2016
EVENT DATE Jun 12, 2016
Did you know that more than 40% of the population of Guatemala does not have access to healthcare?
My name is Tess DePalma and I am studying to be a Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of Washington. My goal as a future practitioner is to help those less fortunate because I believe that everyone deserves access to quality healthcare. In June, I will be traveling to Zacapa, Guatemala to volunteer at Hearts in Motion with several Speech Language Pathologists, Prosthetic and Orthotists, and three of my classmates. My classmates and I will be supervised by a licensed physical therapist to help provide physical therapy services to those in the region who do not have adequate access to rehabilitation specialists, to learn about practicing PT with barriers such as language differences and limited resources, to help teach the local healthcare providers what we know, and to provide sustainable solutions whenever possible.
This will be my first trip EVER outside of the United States and Canada!!!
Hearts in Motion is a wonderful organization that strives to provide quality medical care and assist in the development of social programs to improve health, education and welfare of the people of Zacapa. 49% of children in Guatemala are malnourished which can cause many long-term complications. Hearts in Motion helps provide medical, nutritional, rehabilitation and preventative services to children and adults in the region through the help of volunteers.
My goal is to raise $2500. These funds will go toward airfare; the program fee, which will help Hearts in Motion run their facilities; and to help purchase physical therapy supplies to bring to Guatemala. Will you help me get there? Any donation is greatly appreciated!
http://www.heartsinmotion.org Hearts in Motion is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.
MICROSOFT EMPLOYEES: If you would like to donate and have Microsoft match your donation, you will need to go to http://www.heartsinmotion.org/donate. Information about matching donations is located on their website. Please mention Tess DePalma in your donation for the UW service trip to Zacapa in June, 2016.