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Hey friends and family! I have started this fundraiser because I have been selected to go to Haiti to participate in a service internship through a program at my school called Global Health Perspectives. This program has partnered with a ...

Hey friends and family!

I have started this fundraiser because I have been selected to go to Haiti to participate in a service internship through a program at my school called Global Health Perspectives. This program has partnered with a non-profit called Love Takes Root. Love Takes Root was started by Barb Wilkerson, a pediatric nurse practitioner, and her husband Dr. Rick Wilkerson, an orthopedic surgeon. Their website is: http://lovetakesroot.org. For the past two years, Denver School of Nursing has partnered with Love Takes Root. Through generous donations from supporters, a new orphanage has been built in Jacmel Haiti as a replacement to the orphanage destroyed by the earthquake in 2010. 

Our internship will focus on transitioning the 50 Haitian orphans into the newly constructed orphanage and providing clinical care for the orphans and surrounding community. While on the internship we will scrub into surgery and assist Dr. Wilkerson in surgical needs of the community as well. Most importantly, our goal is to empower Haitian health care providers while teaching preventative healthcare practices in order to enable these families to thrive independently long after our departure! I am so grateful for this chance to contribute my nursing skills on a global level and would be deeply honored if you would partner with me to raise funds to help me get there and support the work of Love Takes Root!

 I am so honored and grateful to be one of the 6 students selected to participate in this internship opportunity.

All funds for flights, housing, and medical outreach supplies are due to Denver School of Nursing on May 5th 2014.

This money will cover the flights to Haiti and more importantly it will provide needed funds to donate medical supplies, equipment, and program support for the Love Takes Root orphanage in 2014. Every dollar helps. I would love to keep you posted as I prepare for, attend, and return from this life changing experience. Please let me know if I can include you in emails about this internship or any questions you might have.

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