Help Dr Chiu get a new truck & supplies

$16,190 of $10k goal

Raised by 357 people in 34 months
Giles Clarke  NEW YORK, NY
Doctor Chiu needs to raise $10,000for a newer second-hand truck and the desperately needed medical supplies he uses in his volunteer mobile practice, serving those in need through out Guatemala City.

About DOCTOR Chiu

Dr. Jorge Chiu was born in Guatemala in 1973, to a middle-class family.

His father worked in a rum company and his mother stayed at home. As a child, young Jorge lived in Quetzaltenango and attended an American Preschool. At 8 years old, he moved to the city and was enrolled in another American School (Interamericano) and went too Alabama in the U.S. as an exchange student on his vacation time for 4years in a row to study. After high school he enrolled in the Guatemala fire dept as a volunteer w
hile studying medicine, at the Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala City. 

During college he performed Elective rotations at Tulane University Hospital. In 1998 he graduated.

After he passed the United States Medical Board exams and became certified by the commission of foreign Medical graduates in the states.(ecfmg), he entered the General Surgery program at the Social Security hospital in Guatemala obtaining the specialty of General Surgery in 2002.

He then started the cardiothoracic surgery program at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, and graduated in 2006. 

Worked in Guatemala as cardiac surgeon in unicar hospital and private practice in Guatemala and in 2011, he went back to Cleveland Clinic for an advance thoracic fellowship...

In 2011 he started the EMT program in the volunteer fire dept in Guatemala, as a one year program, which on completion was 
upgraded to a 3 year program. 
Dr Chiu is currently the chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Military Medical center in Guatemala and the sub-director of the EMT program at the volunteer fire dept of Guatemala. Nationwide. 

At present, he drives a battered 27 year old Land Cruiser that breaks down constantly. In this rough environment that can mean the difference between life and death.
In the truck, he carries all his medical supplies. At the moment, Dr. Chiu is struggling to maintain this support and more supplies are urgently needed for him to carry on his critical work.

Your help, whatever amount, will be very much appreciated. ALL Proceeds go Dr.Chiu.


Please consider donating your desired amount here -



Many thanks!

Please check out the film made earlier in 2014 about the doctor here

http://www.vice.com/vice-profiles/guatemalas-guardian-angel


http://www.vice.com/read/riding-shotgun-with-guatemala-citys-overworked-volunteer-paramedics

 
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Update 2
Posted by Giles Clarke
29 months ago
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Thanks again to everyone who has donated to the Doctor and to those still considering!..The Doc has his new truck now but we slightly under-estimated the final costs -(Complete insurance coverage/updated communications systems etc). Please share the video and donation link if you so fancy..
Many thanks!
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Posted by Giles Clarke
31 months ago
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Once again, Many thanks to all..Please continue to support the doctor here. The money raised will all go to him to keep his truck,supplies and training up and running.
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Carlos Guti
28 months ago
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Thank u dr chiu for helping my fellow guatemalians please people keep helping dr chiu for this good cause....

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Giles Clarke
31 months ago

Many thanks to all 248 of you who donated toward the Doc's new truck. He will receive ALL the funds raised in a couple days and have his new EMS wagon along with much needed medical supplies in the very near future. MANY thanks again to all who donated and also to all those who shared link. Great teamwork!

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Clay Campbell
32 months ago

Natalie Florez... the page is currently accepting payments

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Natalie Florez
32 months ago

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$16,190 of $10k goal

Raised by 357 people in 34 months
Created April 28, 2014
Giles Clarke  
WR
$10
William Rhinehart
1 month ago
$20
Anonymous
6 months ago
LB
$50
Luisa Berducido
8 months ago
$25
Anonymous
8 months ago
$100
Anonymous
8 months ago
$150
Anonymous
9 months ago
1
1
$100
Anonymous
11 months ago
1
1
$50
Anonymous
13 months ago
$40
Keith Kinsella
15 months ago

Dr. Chiu, you are a true badass and an inspiration to paramedics everywhere. Goodluck and stay safe out there!

JC
$100
Jamila Cordeiro
16 months ago
Carlos Guti
28 months ago
1
1

Thank u dr chiu for helping my fellow guatemalians please people keep helping dr chiu for this good cause....

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Giles Clarke
31 months ago

Many thanks to all 248 of you who donated toward the Doc's new truck. He will receive ALL the funds raised in a couple days and have his new EMS wagon along with much needed medical supplies in the very near future. MANY thanks again to all who donated and also to all those who shared link. Great teamwork!

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Clay Campbell
32 months ago

Natalie Florez... the page is currently accepting payments

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Natalie Florez
32 months ago

The page says it's not ready to accept payments

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