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BENEFITING: CMMB

ORGANIZER: CMMB

Carolyn Flaherty

THE STORY:

Hi Friends!  

I'm Carrie Flaherty and I'm going to serve as a nurse in South Sudan with CMMB.  This will be my first long term mission and my first visit to the continent of Africa.  I’ll be working at St Theresa Hospital in Nzara, South Sudan for a year, starting in November 2018.

Why?  I’m glad you asked!  

In my senior year of college, when I was preparing to graduate with my bachelors in nursing, I became discouraged by the largely impersonal healthcare system in the United States, and I wondered whether it really was my vocation to become a nurse.  Then the earthquake in Haiti occurred (Jan 2010) and I felt very strongly that it was for this kind of service that I was being called.  After graduation, I worked to gain experience, first as a volunteer nurse at a free clinic in the South Bronx (where I continue currently) and also in acute care hospitals.  During this time I have also been a part of short term medical missions- to Haiti and Honduras.  Now I feel the time is right for a longer term commitment to serve as a nurse where the need is greatest.  

No, I don’t think I can save the world.  So what are my goals?  

I hope to learn and to love.  To encounter and embrace a new culture.  To share in people's lives, both their joy and suffering.  To remind them of their dignity and worth.  To learn to really listen.  To help bring about healing.  To use what gifts I've been given to serve those who most need it.  To empower them to improve their own lives and community.  To develop my skills as a nurse, and become less dependent on technology.  To make lasting friendships.  To live joyfully.  To grow more into who I am meant to be.  

Why CMMB?  

I became a nurse because I feel called to serve people who are materially poor and do not otherwise have access to quality healthcare.  I want to serve with an organization that does not focus only on numbers, but believes in cherishing each life and recognizing the dignity of each person.  I like that CMMB works with the most disadvantaged populations around the world, and not only provides aid, but sets up sustainable programs.

So now comes the hard part- I’m asking for your help.  

First of all, please pray for me and all the people I will encounter in South Sudan.  Secondly, please consider donating- any amount helps!  I will be forever grateful to you, and I’m pretty sure so will my future patients!  

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  

[If you are so blessed to be able to make a large gift (over $999) please contact me at cflahertyrn@gmail.com] 


CMMB wrote -


CMMB is an NGO focused exclusively on global health care for the world’s poorest populations. We believe in a world in which every human life is valued, and health and human dignity are shared by all. Every year, we are so lucky to have generous, courageous people step forward and volunteer their time and expertise in areas of the world where it is most needed. They leave behind loved ones and employment to support our mission to help vulnerable women, children and families survive.

To learn about CMMB's volunteer program, visit our website: www.cmmb.org

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$5,675

MONEY RAISED
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  • Carolyn Flaherty

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $440.19

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Sarah Flanagan

    $100

  • Josephine Cullen

    $200

  • Eileen Prymaczek

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Catherine Recznik

     

  • Laura Manni

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rosa Rivera

    $100

  • Dick Day

    $50

  • Kevin Flaherty

    $1,000

  • Laura Nunez

    $900

  • Noelia Nunez

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Noreen Flaherty

    $800

  • Frank Flaherty Kathe Lowney

    $330

  • Rachel Miles and Family

    $25

  • Jane Prince and Cheryl Stewart

    $200

  • Ebony Jordan

    $25

  • Dr. Ann Palermo

    $100

  • Kathy and George Austin

    $200

  • From a coworker RN SBH

    $100

  • Jenee Berning

    $25

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114% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Jenee Berning

Jenee Berning

DONATION: $25

2 months ago

From a coworker RN SBH

From a coworker RN SBH

DONATION: $100

Keep up the good works 1 year ago

Dr. Ann Palermo

Dr. Ann Palermo

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Kathy and George Austin

Kathy and George Austin

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

Jane Prince and Cheryl Stewart

Jane Prince and Cheryl Stewart

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

Ebony Jordan

Ebony Jordan

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Rachel Miles and Family

Rachel Miles and Family

DONATION: $25

Thank you for being the Hands and Feet of Christ!!! 1 year ago

Frank Flaherty Kathe Lowney

Frank Flaherty Kathe Lowney

DONATION: $330

1 year ago

Noreen Flaherty

Noreen Flaherty

DONATION: $800

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 year ago