Friends and family, thank you so much for the love and support you have shown me while I have been in nursing school. I know that without all of you, I could not have made it to the finish line. I am so excited and grateful to begin my life as a pediatric RN. To celebrate this accomplishment, I have been provided a tremendous opportunity to go on a medical mission to Cambodia to provide health care in remote villages to those who otherwise would not have access to the medications and treatments that they so badly need. I am so excited to be able to put what I've learned to use and also to have an opportunity to learn more. In Cambodia, we will be learning to triage patients and administering vaccines, antibiotics, and medications to children and their families.Here is a video describing the organization and people that we will be serving:
As you know from trips I've made in the past, there are costs to these journeys and for the medicines and supplies as well. I will provide whatever I can, but any help would be so greatly appreciated. In the future, when I am an RN, I will be able to fund these trips wholly, but for now, I humbly ask for your help. I can think of no greater graduation gift than your support to start my life as a nurse by traveling to those who need what I've been so fortunate to learn these last 4 years.
Thank you so very much.
Portia Whiteted, (future) RNAdditional information on the program: