Hello, and thank you for taking the time to stop by my fundraising page!
My name is Kristina and I’m a second year graduate student studying physical therapy at Shenandoah University. A couple of months ago, I found out that I was selected for the opportunity to participate in a medical mission trip in Leon, Nicaragua this upcoming May. For one week, myself and several of my classmates will be working with the El Ayudante organization to provide medical services to local people who may otherwise have no access to care.
One of the things that makes this service opportunity so unique is that we will also be working alongside students from the occupational therapy, pharmacy and physician’s assistant departments. Although I’ll be providing services predominately through the use of the physical therapy skills I’ve been developing over the past few years, collaboration with other healthcare professionals is a major component of this trip, and will help to ensure that we’re able to achieve the greatest possible impact.
This is the first medical mission trip that I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of, and I’m excited to have the chance to really make a difference in these people’s lives. From the first informational meeting where we were told what the trip was all about, I knew that this was something really wonderful that I had to be involved with. To give you a better impression of what I’ll be up to in May, I included a video of a previous year’s Nicaragua mission trip; I hope you’ll find it as inspirational as I do!
Of course, mission trips aren’t cheap, and the base cost for the trip itself is going to be around $1800. No matter what happens I’m fully dedicated to going on this mission trip, but I would be grateful beyond words for any donations to help me fund this journey. Any little bit would help me immensely, even if its ‘just’ a dollar or two. Even if you don’t donate, I’m still grateful that you took the time to stop by my page and read what I had to say.
Thank you for your time and consideration,