Send Courtney and Jessica to Haiti
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We will be traveling to Gressier, Haiti from June 1st to June 20th to help make a difference in the lives of children with cerebral palsy and their families. Help make this project a reality by donating today! More ...

We recently talked with a pediatric nurse practitioner at our hosting medical clinic in Gressier, Haiti. She sees several children with cerebral palsy and explained they could really use some chairs for positioning during feeding/eating and also for other activities such as school work and play. If you have been to Haiti or talked with someone who has been, you would not be surprised to find out that these families do not have the most basic of things such as a chair, table, or bed. The parents are often left feeding their children on the ground or holding them, and so aspiration is an issue for many of these kids.

While we are in Haiti, our main focus will be working with these children with cerebral palsy and their families. We will be collaborating with the parents to build chairs for the children to improve positioning to aide with feeding and other activities as described. As this is a temporary clinic, one of our main goals is to educate the parents on how to build and upkeep the chairs. We will be leaving tools behind so they have access to these when we leave.

We are both very excited about the opportunity to work with these children and their families! However, we cannot do this trip on our own. Please help us to make this project a reality and to make a difference in the lives of these children and their families. The cost of the temporary clinic in June is estimated at $6500. Any donations you could provide would be greatly appreciated!

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