This trip would allow me to broaden my view on the real world health issues. I will have the opportunity to treat patients directly, while shadowing doctors, and educate the community on public health issues such as diabetes, high tension, sexual transmitted infections, etc. Through Hermandad Health I will be providing eye exams and distributing corrective lenses, and medication.
I was inspired to work toward a career in the field of medicine with the hopes of finding remedies, cure and solution to many of the leading public health problems in my community. From a young age I have observed that in low socioeconomic communities the leading cause of death are due to lifestyle diseases. I am a product of this environment and because of that I want to help bring changes to places like my community. I’ve worked and volunteered in areas of public health and health care ranging from mental health, youth counseling and direct patient care.
Please donate anything you can, any amount no matter how big or small is greatly appreciated. I will be creating a blog so that everyone can experience my journey on this medical mission. Thank you for all your support.