I first heard about this organization during my interview for the Masters of Orthotics and Prosthetics program at Baylor College of Medicine. I did more research on my own and knew right away I wanted to be involved. I am currently at my 3rd residency site with the focus of improving my prosthetic skills, so I am working hard to prepare myself for this trip. Medical missions is something I have wanted to be a part of and the opportunity to do so in my field of study/work is one I cannot overlook. So here it is...!!
From May 10th-19th, I will be joining a number of my classmates in Guatemala to provide prosthetic care for the locals who are in need of prosthetic devices. But before I go, I need to raise $1500 in funds. The funds will go towards my housing, local transportation, materials and some meals. Any amount raised beyond my goal will go directly to the foundation.
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.
Please consider donating to this fundraiser. Any amount is appreciated! Also, please take the time to watch the video above to catch a glimpse of what I will be doing in Guatemala!