Hospital Medical Equipment Shipment

$12,608 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 79 people in 28 months
Victor Stephen Slana
on behalf of St. Marys Congregation
 PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI
Hello.

I am Dr. V. Stephen  Slana, M.D., ophthalmologist,  who has had the pleasure to be  part of a group of committed volunteers from Wisconsin  on an ongoing medical and surgical mission to Sabana Yegua /Azua , Dominican Republic.   I am requesting assistance in funding a forty foot shipping container to be  filled with used medical and surgical equipment obtained thru Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach, Springfield, IL,  to be donated to the non profit health center Centro DeSalud La Sagrada Familia in Sabana Yegua and the government run public hospital in Azua.   The funds will be used exclusively for the acquisition and shipping of this equipment.

 Although I am an ophthalmologist, the majority of the items will address needs of the clinic and hospital to care for emergency, obstetric, pediatric, general medical, and surgical patients.  This equipment will help to elevate the quality of care provided to these exceedingly gracious indigent patients.  The packing of contents of the container will be completed in the next several weeks to then be shipped immediately after (target for shipping by December 1st).  I will be personally pre- funding the costs to avoid delay in  shipping   with the hope of recovering the majority of the container related through the generosity of donors like you.  

Our medical mission group will be returning the second week in January.  During that time I  will be working with Dominican Dr. Genoveva Acosta, M.D., performing  eye surgeries on patients with blindness or visual impairment due to cataracts and pterygium.  I will also be overseeing the distribution of this shipped equipment to ensure that needs of the patients are met to minimize expense and waste.  I have found this opportunity to help serve the needs of our patients in the Dominican Republic to be overwhelmingly rewarding and would like to invite you to become a donor thru you financial support of our shipping container project.  I thank you in advance for your generosity to make our efforts possible.
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Ambulance carts donated from Village of Pleasant Prairie Fire Department put into service at the Sabana Yegua civil defense. The members of the Sabana Yegua civil defense were some of the first foreign responders to the Haitian earthquake in 2010.
A couple members of the Sabana Yegua civil defense
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More photos
Hospital carts and beds.
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Pictures received from the Sabana Yegua and Azua, Dominican Republic of the medical equipment being delivered and put into service.
Donated patient cart put into service in the emergency room at the public hospital in Azua
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More container unloading photos.
Equipment placed in the parish garage prior to delivery to the hospital.
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Jackie Slana
28 months ago

Wow thank you all so very much for helping steve get all of this medical equipment down to the Dominican Republic. I am amazed at the generosity of our friends and family. ❤️

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$12,608 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 79 people in 28 months
Created November 12, 2016
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Genie Preston
26 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you very much!

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Mary Grom
26 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you very much!

AM
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Andreja and Joze Malnersic
27 months ago

With a lot of prayers for those in need.

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Laurie Grom
27 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you very much!

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Jackie Slana
28 months ago

Wow thank you all so very much for helping steve get all of this medical equipment down to the Dominican Republic. I am amazed at the generosity of our friends and family. ❤️

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