My name is Chris Wilson and I am a sophomore at the University of South Carolina. I am very blessed to have an opportunity to travel to Guatemala this May through an organization called VIDA (click on the link to learn more about VIDA).
As a pre-dental student the two week trip includes:
-1:1 interactive shadowing experience with a dentist
-Performance of complete dental exams, manual cleanings, and fluoride treatments
-Performance and/or assistance to a doctor with pain management, fillings, sealants, and extractions
Airfare has already been donated, but I need an additional $1870 to go on the trip. Donations will go toward the following:
-Supplies for clinics
-Bilingual Health Professionals
-Airport pickup/drop off
-Lodging in hotels/homestays
-Recreation day activities
Any extra money collected will go toward extra supplies such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, etc. (primary) and/or assisting others who are participating in the trip.
This trip will have an enormous impact on my life, but more importantly it will benefit hundreds of people in need with serious health issues. I want to assure you that your money will be used wisely in order to help provide dental care to people in critical need. I am looking forward to this educational and inspiring journey to Central America, and any amount of money you are willing to donate will be more than appreciated.