Medical Brigade to Honduras

My name is Mackenzie Reese and I'm a fourth year neuroscience major at the University of Cincinnati. Four years ago, I had the privilege of volunteering with a group called MedWish International. MedWish International is a not-for-profit organization that saves lives and the environment by repurposing medical supplies and equipment to provide humanitarian aid in developing countries. In addition to donating vital medical supplies to countries in need, MedWish coordinates sending groups of volunteers to areas where medical care is lacking or non-existent. There is one such medical brigade to Nuevo Paraiso, Honduras for a six day period during June. This is something I have wanted to do for a very long time and I feel called to be a part of this brigade! 

Nuevo Paraiso is a small village roughly one hour from Tegucigalpa. It is comprised of homes, schools, a medical clinic, and centers that house over 100 children. This village was originally made up of single mothers and their families, but it has since grown and become a safe haven for local orphans to grow and learn with the support of services provided by the Sociedad Amigos de Los Ninos (Society of Friends of Children). 

The Santa Rosa de Lima Medical Clinic serves the local children and population, in addition to those living in the region around Nuevo Paraiso. Roughly 60,000 people rely on this clinic as their primary care facility as it is the only medical center in the area. The clinic was built in 2000 and it provides a wide range of services including emergency services, dental services, OB/GYN, and pharmaceutical distribution. On this Brigade, participants will be conducting mobile clinics in the local community. These clinics will be set up roughly one hour from Nuevo Paraiso so that populations without consistent access to care can be treated! 

My goal for this campaign is $2,500. All the money I raise in this campaign will be going directly to this brigade in June - it will help pay for my airfare to Honduras, medical supplies, room and board, and help promote the sustainable development of the healthcare system of the community we will be working with! 

I've always been passionate about helping others and with this brigade, I will be able to give my time, talents, and compassion to those in need. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story, any and all help will be greatly appreciated!! I am overflowing with excitement in anticipation of this trip - which will only be possible with your help!

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  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
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  • Kyle McCullough  
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 36 mos
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    • $30 (Offline)
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    • $25 (Offline)
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  • Bonnie and Kevin Ault 
    • $100 (Offline)
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Organizer

Mackenzie Reese 
Organizer
Massillon, OH
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