If you are feeling shocked and heartbroken by the atrocities in Syria and particularly Aleppo please know that there is something you can do to make the life of Syrian refugees a little easier.
I know I need to do something!
I recently turned 50 and in my speech that I gave at my party I said that I feel that I am fortunate to live in the best place in the world. Of course this is a very subjective statement. It is based on a sense of history, connection, family, friendship and community.
I can’t imagine what it would be like to feel that your safety and security is threatened so gravely that your only choice is to pile your family into a leaky boat and risk their lives to flee your home.
Recently I have been looking for an opportunity to use my gathered 28 tears of experience as a naturopath and health provider to help others and to give back to some less fortunate.
And I have found the perfect fit!
I am joining a team of 23 naturopaths, nutritionists, doctors and nurses in February to work on a Malnutrition Project in the Syrian refugee camps in Greece.
How our medical team will help.
Our projects will include:
* Providing support to malnourished pregnant and breastfeeding women and encouraging breastfeeding to reduce infant mortality rates
* Provide health checks and first aid for incoming refugees
* Distributing high quality nutritional supplements that have been kindly donated by Bioceuticals, Biomedica and Blackmores
* Running exercise and yoga workshops to increase a sense of wellbeing in the camps
* Counselling and supporting women and children who have experienced trauma at the Women's and Children's Safe spaces (tents)
So I urgently need your help! Please help fund a care package.
I will be distributing care bags at the Refugee camps around Athens and Chios, the refugee entry points into Greece. Each bag will be comprised of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains,vegetable seeds, hand soaps and nappies.
I am also hoping to put together school backpacks for kids with books, pens and pencils as the kids are keen to get back to their learning but supplies are short.
I am funding my own trip and all expenses involved. All money donated will be used to purchase supplies for these bags and also supporting the Greek economy by sourcing needed supplies locally.
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