This May, I have the incredible opportunity to travel to Guatemala with ROMP (Range of Motion Project), a non-profit organization that provides orthotic & prosthetic care to those unable to afford or access it. I will spend 10 days in Zacapa, Guatemala, where I will help to evaluate and treat patients that are in need of prosthetic care.
As many of you know, I am also incredibly passionate about speaking Spanish and translating for my patients, so this is a dream come true for me. (Getting to chat with the beautiful people of Guatemala is just a bonus!!)
Donations of any amount are graciously appreciated and go directly towards getting me to Guatemala. Well wishes and any words of wisdom are also equally appreciated. :)
I also encourage you to take a moment to check out the amazing work ROMP does around the year: http://www.rompglobal.org/. They are an AMAZING organization!
Thank you all so much in advance for your support in making this dream of mine come true! Please feel free to share this with others.
Range Of Motion Project NFP wrote -
This program gives volunteers the opportunity to work alongside ROMP-Guatemala staff to provide care to Guatemalans with amputation and to exchange best-practices in prosthetic care and physical and occupational therapy. Volunteers will put their skills into action, taking a group of patients from evaluation and casting to delivery and training in an intense clinical week in Zacapa. They impact both patients and staff, and walk away with a greater understanding of the issues facing people with amputation in Guatemala.