Mahatma Ghandi once said, “The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
On Jan. 4, 2010, eight members of Nursing Students Without Borders of Virginia Commonwealth University will be traveling to San Ignacio, Belize to provide health screenings and basic medical support. The team will provide services for several hundred children in two schools over three days. Additionally, they will support the Good Shepard Clinic on site for an additional two days providing similar support for families in the region.
The students are accompanied by a Registered Nurse from Richmond, Va. and bring with them all of the supplies that will be available for them during their visit. They bring basics, items like shampoo and toothpaste that can improve overall hygiene. And they bring medical supplies such as suture kits to facilitate wound care.
Our students have taken on the responsibility of funding this trip individually. Each student is responsible for their plane ticket, $550 of on-site expenses and providing the supplies needed for the clinic and schools.
Donations of medical supplies, vitamins, bandages, and financial support are being sought. Each donation made to our group will directly influence our effectiveness and ability to reach as many families as possible while in Belize.
Time is short and we are not yet funded. We need your help.
Please scroll down to see a list of supplies desperately needed for the trip. We will be glad to arrange to pick up any donations. If you prefer, you can send your donations to:
VCU School of Nursing
Attn: Nursing Students Without Borders
1100 E. Leigh St.
Richmond, VA 23298
Needed supplies:
Bandages
Bandage tape
Gauze
Hand sanitizer
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Floss
Mouthwash
Vitamin supplements
Exam gloves
Eye chart
Deodorant
Shampoo
Thermometers
School supplies
Stethoscopes
Alcohol pads
Manual blood pressure cuffs
Antiseptic ointments

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