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Help Dani Volunteer in Haiti!
$620 raised
31% of $2k goal
10 contributors
3 Years running
Friends and Family, As many of you know, I am pursing a bachelor's in nursing at Denver School of Nursing. I joined Global Health Perspectives (GHP) to enhance my learning and understanding of local and global health issues. As part of being a ...

Friends and Family,

As many of you know, I am pursing a bachelor's in nursing at Denver School of Nursing. I joined Global Health Perspectives (GHP) to enhance my learning and understanding of local and global health issues. As part of being a member we attend meetings that focus on global health issues such as poverty, access to clean water, hurdles non-profits have in helping these communities, and also volunteering in the community. I have volunteered with many organizations: Habitat for Humanity, Volunteers of America, and the Ronald McDonald House.

As a member of GHP I had a chance to apply for an internship in Haiti in September 2014. If you don't already know, a friends volunteer trip to Haiti many years ago is what drove my passion to be a nurse. This is a very competitive process and only 4 students out of more than 30 were chosen to go, myself being one! And now have a wonderful opportunity to travel to Haiti for an internship focusing on public health of children placed in an orphanage and putting to use the nursing skills I have gained through the last 18 months. Many children in Haiti suffer from HIV/AIDS, diarrheal diseases, measles, malaria, and pneumonia. As part of the internship we are required to fundraising in order to cover the cost as well as any extra raised going towards the non-profit organization that we will be working with to support our efforts in Haiti. We will be partnering with LOVE Takes Root. The mission of LOVE Takes Root is, "The charitable, educational and humanitarian support of children of the developing world for a sustainable future." You can read more about Love Takes Root at http://www.lovetakesroot.org/home.

During this internship I will assist in community medical assessments and treatments, deliver basic education lessons, and work to connect the orphanage with sustainable clean water, food, clothing, and shelter. 

I am so excited and honored to be one of four students to go on this service learning internship to Haiti. All funds raised will go for flights, housing, and medical outreach supplies. My goal is to raise $2000 by July 30th. Every dollar counts! I will keep all of you updated with what I am doing and learning up until departure for Haiti as well as after.

Please help me in my endeavor in pursuing this once in a life time opportunity! If you prefer to donate in person, please call or mail.

Danielle Schmidt

303-653-7310

Thank You! 

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