As most of you already know, I am a full time student in school studying to become a physician assistant. Being able to provide care for people has always been a passion of mine. For that reason, I would love to embark on a wonderful opportunity helping children in need. I would be volunteering at the Villa La Paz Foundation (Center for Destitute and Sick Children) in Chaclacayo, Peru this coming May.
The volunteers will be spending a week working in an assisted living home for children called Hogar San Francisco de AsÃs. The home is run by a neonatal pediatrician Dr. Anthony Lazzarra, an American doctor who moved to Peru to work pro-bono.
The home houses up to 52 children from infancy to 18 years old who have chronic and/or debilitating health conditions that require diligent and costly health care that their families can not provide.
I'll be working to care for the children, as well as helping in the coordination of medical or surgical interventions they require from nearby health facilities.
I am trying to raise money to fund my volunteer experience. The money collected will go towards travel expenses getting to and from the hospital, immunizations, as well as expenses to stay at a local hostel. I need your help!
Any donations are greatly appreciated!
Yanira Mercedes Sanchez
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