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Help Frannie Study Nursing in Kenya

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Hello everyone! My name is Frannie Weiland, and I am a junior nursing student in Lander University's Honors College, located in Greenwood, South Carolina. In order for the Honors College to produce competitive, global scholars, it is a requirement for students to have at least one study abroad experience. For my experience, I was presented with the AMAZING opportunity to study nursing among healthcare professionals in Nunyuki, Kenya, about 200 kilometers north of Nairobi. This program would allow me to travel between departments of the local hospital (maternity, general medicine, surgery, pediatrics, or in the laboratory), specialize in a department, work with mental health patients, and perform skills that a nursing student in North America would not have the opportunity to do. 

Since I am required to take all of my nursing courses at Lander University during the fall and spring semesters, I can only take advantage of this program during the summer when financial aid and scholarships do not apply. Although I would love to just jump on the first plane to Kenya,  I know I don't have the funds or means to do so. Coming from a single parent home, I exclusively rely on academic scholarships and financial aid to fund my college tuition for the fall and spring. To make this study abroad experience happen, I'm going to need some help. And that's where you can come in!

I plan on making the trip during July. As of right now, a rough breakdown of costs includes:
- passport/visa fees (approximately $300)
-extra scrubs to take (since laundry may be limited)
-emergency money

I'm not typically the type to ask for help, but this experience would mean the WORLD to me. Helping others is my passion, and having the opportunity to serve God's people abroad and learn different skill sets would make me a valuable asset to any healthcare team. My mom always told me that watching me succeed was like winning  her own personal Super Bowl, and I'd really like to make her a two-time champ.

I've already covered the cost for the program itself, so now we're in the home stretch. ANY donation, whether $5 or $20, means more to me than I would ever be able to verbalize.
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Good morning everyone! If you missed out on Giving Tuesday yesterday, there's still time to pay it forward and make a difference! My next great Kenya adventure is going to be purchasing my passport; if anyone would like to donate or even press share, it'd mean the world to me. If you're also more comfortable sending a check/cash than going through an online source, feel free to send mail to me at 320 Stanley Avenue #7631, Greenwood, SC 29649. Have a great day!!
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I'm excited to announce that as of this afternoon, I have formally applied to the volunteer nursing internship in Kenya through Projects Abroad! I can't express how fortunate I feel for the donations I've received over the last month. What a great way to kick off the month of Thanksgiving!! I'm excited to see where this month takes us! Please feel free to keep spreading my story. Thank you to everyone!
This is the official letter stating I've applied to the program and will be hearing back from Projects Abroad in the next five days!
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Hello everyone!! I'm about $100 away from applying to the program, and I would greatly appreciate it if y'all could press share to get me there. Thank you thank you thank you!!
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