Hello friends and family!
I was chosen to be 1 of the 5 students from Columbia University to volunteer in Cuba for one week! I am looking forward to this experience so I can offer services to those in need and simultaneously expand my professional career and knowledge of the Cuban's culture.
During our spring break we will provide free Occupational Therapy services to disadvantage children in a rehabilitation center in Cardenas, Cuba.
Occupational therapy is a needed service for children with disabilities, such as premature birth, congenital anomalies, neurological disorders, sensory processing difficulties, neuromuscular disease and autism. Occupational therapists design interventions to establish skills and modify environments to ameliorate impairment and promote healthy development.
In order to participate in this program I need to raise a total of $2,000 by March 5th. I would like to ask for your help! Any contributions will help subsidize my travel expenses and provide medical supplies to these children. Please know that no donation is too small, sometimes a lot can be done with very little. Thank you so much for your consideration and generosity!
- Nathalie Garcia
- Elaine Hodge
- Maria Corluka
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