Palmetto Medical Initiative

Dear Friends and Family,

I'd like to tell you about a wonderful opportunity I have to go on a medical mission trip this Spring. Palmetto Medical Initiative is sending a mission team to Uganda from March 9-19th to serve people in the heart of Africa.

The majority of our time in Uganda will be spent in the diocese of Masindi-Kitara. During our time there we will be staffing an outreach clinic to treat a wide variety of medical conditions common to the people of that region. In addition, we will be hosting community health events focused on preventative health education and the distribution of mosquito nets in response to the overwhelming malaria problem.

With less than one doctor per 12,500 people on average (1 per >25,000 in some areas) you can imagine the impact that willing volunteers can have. As Ugandan children die at a rate ten times that of ours in the US and families struggle to break the cycle of physical suffering and economic crisis that malaria creates, the need could not be greater.

As a Registered Nurse, I am extremely excited about the opportunity to have an impact in the lives of people in Uganda. I am anxious to put my medical training and education to work in a place that greatly needs it. For me, this trip is the perfect opportunity to combine my passion for healthcare with my desire to help those in need.

In order for me to attend the trip I am responsible for raising support. The total cost is $3250 per person, which covers travel, lodging, meals etc. If you would like to be a part of my financial support for the mission trip, any help would be greatly appreciated and is 100% tax deductible. If you are not able to contribute financially, please pray for me, the other members of my mission, and the people we will be serving in Uganda. Also - check out http://www.palmettomedical.org/ to learn more about the amazing work that has already been done by PMI.

Many heartfelt thanks,

Katie Balbierz
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    • $30 
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Organizer

Katie Balbierz 
Organizer
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