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Arctic Natural Medicine Clinic

$635 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 40 months
Pauline Vaughan   Yarker, ON
Canada's northern communities are the least served for health care in our country. Until three years ago the people of Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut supported an acupuncturist, however since she left she has not been replaced.
The population of 9,000 works mostly for the federal and territorial governments (desk jobs) or in sustainable wildlife harvesting. Both result in chronic pain and fatigue. Not to mention depression and anxiety resulting from long months of cold and darkness. Wait times for mental health workers can be one to two years.
I would like your support to travel to to Iqaluit to set up a permanent natural health clinic, providing acupuncture, herbal medicine and psychotherapy.
I have been in private practice since 1988, providing psychotherapy and training in psychotherapy in Eastern Ontario, and herbal medicine and acupuncture since 2000.
Housing and travel in Iqaluit are very expensive, so I am asking for your support to get me up there and sustain me for the first couple months. I already have all the equipment I need to run a clinic, but shipping to Iqaluit from Ottawa is also very expensive.
I thank you all in supporting me in this venture.


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Update 8
38 months ago
Thanks to all of you who have donated so far. I am seriously packed for Iqaluit, and leave tomorrow morning, still a bit short of funds. Today is your last day to donate. Any help will be appreciated.
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Update 7
38 months ago
A big huge thanks with hugs to Jill Mulholland who donated $200. I can't say thank you enough to those of you who have helped.
Pauline
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Update 6
38 months ago
Any by the way, if you live in Iqaluit and decide to donate at any level, you'll get a free Holistic Health Assessment at the clinic, as well as the rewards at whatever level you donate at.
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Update 5
38 months ago
Planning to fly to Iqaluit July 2 and hit the ground running in the new clinic. The problem is I've not raised enough to sustain me for long. SO I thought I'd put a push on this week for donations. I hope you can help. Thanks to all.
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$635 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 40 months
Created May 9, 2013
JM
$200
Jill Mulholland
38 months ago

All the best in the North Pauline, I would like to join you on your next trip. Jill

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KH
$200
Karen Ho
39 months ago
CB
$25
Christine Bode
39 months ago

Good luck Pauline! It's a very brave thing you're attempting!

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DC
$25
David Craig
39 months ago

Good luck with this, Pauline. You're one brave and innovative woman. If anyone can pull this off, it's you.

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$25
Joanna Gerber
39 months ago

Pauline, what a Wonderful Woman you are! Thank you for being there for so many people. I know you will be missed in Kingston, just we've missed you in Penetenguishange. Wishing you all the best on your new adventure.

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CB
$10
Cameron Barker
40 months ago

Good luck with this adventure! I hope it all works out :)

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JW
$50
Jacqueline Weller
40 months ago
$50
Anonymous
40 months ago
DT
$50
Danielle Tkach
40 months ago

Good luck and Happy Mother's Day

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