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This exciting internship mission partners with the Non-profit organization called Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands. Please check out their website: http://lssvi.org The Luthern Social Services organization has been serving the ...

This exciting internship mission partners with the Non-profit organization called Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands. Please check out their website: http://lssvi.org The Luthern Social Services organization has been serving the abused, abandoned and neglected children, pregnant women and families with disabilities for over 107 years.

Over 40 Denver School of Nursing students applied for this internship through Denver School of Nursing GHP Program. I am so honored to be one of the six students selected to serve not only with the clinical skills I am learning in school but more importantly to join with the St. Croix medical teams to serve in the dignity of life and in the care of this precious population.

My goal is to raise 1800.00 to cover my flights, housing, and anything that I raise over the $1800.00 will be donated to the organization for medical outreach supplies or anything else they may need. My dead line is February 1st so please help me raise well above the set goal amount.

Something I wrote on my application for this internship:

Taking the time to give to others in this busy school life was not going to be easy. I decided to volunteer to help others with the blessings they needed in life but ended up with a blessing myself. When I started getting involved in the GHP program it seemed that it would just be something else to be involved in. That could not be further from the truth. My GHP journey started with an opportunity to volunteer at a local shelter in Denver, Colorado. I walked in thinking okay just three more hours and I can get out of here. As I sat at the table wrapping silverware I quietly listened to the other volunteers talk. The young lady next me just did not seem like she was feeling well. I asked her if she was okay. She said she was just dealing with stuff. I continued to listen and chimed in when I felt it was necessary. Some time went by and we were in the back kitchen. She was sitting in the corner crying. My heart sunk and I knew something was upsetting her. We were supposed to be on the line serving, but there was no way I could leave her that upset all by her self. I pulled up a chair and told her I would just sit with her quietly and that she did not have to share her story with me, but I could not leave her there alone. She started to tell me she was from a rehab house in Boulder and that no one specially a stranger would have ever sat with her like I did. She continued to tell me about her husband committing suicide and since she has struggled with cutting and opiate addiction. They had recently taken her off of all her bridge meds and she was having a panic attack. At this point I reached over and held her hand. She had calmed down and was sitting quietly, so I began to tell her that we share a similar story that my dad had also committed suicide and I was lost for a long time after. I explained how one day I looked in the mirror and new my dad would not want me to live that way. I knew it was time to change my life and do anything I could do to make him proud of me again. My mission every day is to remember that no matter what my life in tells there are people who need me and all I need to do is take the time to give a part of myself to make the world a better place one moment at a time. This internship would allow me to use these moments just like the ones I have already experienced to learn from others, share what knowledge and love I have to give. I feel like this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me to grow further as a person and obtain cultural skills and social experiences that I could never grasp solely in school or clinical. I hope my story has touched you as it has me. We can truly bless others with just a simple hello, hand, hug or just our quite presence in the difficult moments in their lives.

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