Recently I was invited to join a small group of people for the chance of a lifetime trip. I have the opportunity to travel to Honduras and assist a Mountain Medical Missions team with treatment and care of children in the area. The group I am traveling with is called the Friends of Barnabas Foundation Inc. (http://www.fobf.org) Each year, the Friends of Barnabas Foundation sends eleven Mountain Medical Mission Teams to Honduras. FOBF staff members select communities in need and travel to clinic sites weeks ahead of the team to notify community leaders of the team's arrival and their services. The teams then travel throughout the impoverished areas of central Honduras and serve between 1,500 and 2,000 people in their traveling clinics.
FOBF Mountain Medical Mission Teams provide primary and preventative healthcare. They set up anti-parasite & Vitamin A stations as well as general medicine, eye, and dental clinics in small schools and churches. The majority of the patients have never seen a healthcare provider.
Each team is comprised of 4-5 medical professionals, 2-3 Spanish speakers, and the remaining team members have a heart for serving their fellow man. Teams work side by side with FOBF staff members in Honduras and are a key component to the model of healthcare FOBF strives to promote.
It is my plan to travel with them and assist where I can. I do not speak Spanish and I have no medical training to provide. What I do have is a loving heart and strong back. As you already know, my son Westley suffers from a disease in which there is no cure. As a father, this leaves me feeling helpless at times. This presents a chance for me to help others in need. While this will be a very rewarding experience for the children of Honduras and me, there is a great cost associated with this trip and I'm asking for your help. The FOBF is a non-profit organization that works solely on volunteers and donations. In order to make this trip a reality for me, I need to raise just under $2000. This will pay for my flight, land transportation while there, lodging (Tents), and food. Some of the money goes to pay for medical treatments and medicine for the children.
It would mean the world to me if you can find it in your heart to help me fund this opportunity of a lifetime.
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