Dear Family and Friends,
I am pleased to announce that I am now a third-year dental student at Howard University College of Dentistry and can officially treat patients! To get this far has been far from easy as I have had to make multiple sacrifices; however, I realize it could not have been done without all of your support, encouragement, and prayers.
I have the opportunity this summer to travel with the Organization for International Development to Ghana and Nigeria on a 15 day dental mission trip from August 6-20. On this mission I will be afforded the chance to give back to medically underserved populations in a clinical setting. Not only will I be able to gain experience as a clinician, I will also be able to have an active role in addressing health disparities within the region. As a Howard dental student, reducing the effect of disproportionate access to health care amongst populations of color is priority; therefore, I am dedicated to making this mission trip a reality.
I am in need of your financial support. I am responsible for raising around $4,000 for this mission trip that will go towards expenses, visas, multiple plane tickets, and a membership fee. I have been working in order to help defray the cost of this mission; however, I understand that in order to reach my goal I will need the support of others, and I’m asking you to partner with me in my mission. Any donation would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for being part of making me realize my dream of becoming the most competent and compassionate healthcare professional I can be.
With Love and Gratitude,