Zanzibar Medical Mission 2019

$4,630 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 46 people in 8 months
Many of you know that I went to Africa last spring with the Baobab Canopy Medical Mission and provided medical services as an RN to the people of the village of Chuini in Zanzibar.  It was a life altering mission that gave me tremendous perspective on the breadth of human need and the importance of adequate medical care worldwide.  We saw everything from untreated osteomyelitis and infections to rampant hypertension and HIV.  The need there continues. 

I am blessed with the opportunity to go again this year and to take my daughter, Beatrice, as a student participant.  The funds we raise will be used for our transportation costs and living expenses while there, as well as supplies for the mission. 

I'm looking to you, friends, family, and community members, to help me with this important work.  I'm asking a big ask because I went last year without a lot of extra resources and found essential need that I struggled to leave unmet. This year, I'm aiming to take additional funds to provide medications, daily care supplies, and nutritional support to families with tremendous need.  

Chuini is just one village, Zanzibar is just one small island in Africa, and  we are just one group of nurses and students with the goal of helping.  If I came away from one thing last spring, it was that there is a lot of good work to be done in the world.  Please help us make our very important mark on this village. 

As many of you also know, I was in Zanzibar last spring when I found out that my sister-in-law, Althea, was diagnosed with inoperable metastatic breast cancer in her brain.  She did not want me to come home from my mission early.  I did not, but by doing that, I sacrificed some time with her during her last weeks of life.  Bea and I are going to dedicate this trip to her memory and share the story of her wonderful life with the people of Chuini.  In this small way, we hope to keep her memory and story alive. 

Thank you all for your support!  Every dollar helps.  Please share this on your Facebook page to encourage other supporters!  

xoxo
May
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Hi folks: Bea and I leave in less than a week and are stiff far below our goal for the mission. if you've been thinking about donating but haven't done it, please take the time now to help us out. if you prefer to donate without using the GoFundMe site, private message me and I will send you our address. Thanks again to all who have helped. xo
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Hi folks: I really appreciate the wonderful support. We're still working towards our goal and are leaving in just a little over a month. We are trying to take money with us to buy medications and supplies from the pharmacy there. Last year, we spent a significant chunk of money on things like analgesics, baby formula, diapers, and cough medicine. I can't carry much of that stuff from here but am hoping for support to purchase it at the pharmacy in Zanzibar city. This year, Beatrice is joining me to help with the good work. If you haven't had a chance to donate, please consider it. Bea and I both have birthdays coming up (Bea's 16th, my 15th 39th), so consider a donation as a gift for this amazing cause. xoxoxo
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Hey folks...apparently there was a glitch that disabled my link. it's up and going again. Thanks for the continued support!
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