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February 16, 2017 - Fourteen King’s College students who will complete the master of physician assistant studies program in August will be participating in one-week medical mission trips to Haiti in April and July.
Members of the Physician Assistant Studies faculty, graduates of the program and other healthcare providers will accompany the students. The groups will be travelling to Port-au-Prince as part of Amer-Haitian Bon Zami, an organization that facilitated the foundation of the House of Hope and The George Shinn Foundation Medical Clinic on the island.
The House of Hope is a home and school for orphaned and abandoned Haitian children. Their ultimate goal is to prepare these children to become healthy, well-adjusted adults – spiritually, physically, and emotionally; as well as to be able to provide for themselves and their families within their impoverished nation. The George Shinn Foundation Medical Clinic is a facility which focuses on caring for the children at the House of Hope and their families.
A Go Fund Me campaign has begun to raise the funds necessary to cover the cost of the trip. Any additional funds raised above the goal to cover expenses will be used to purchase medical supplies the group will take on the trip. The Go Fund Me page is https://www.gofundme.com/wtw6magr-mission-trip-to-haiti.
Pictured seated are students participating in the April trip. Shown, from left, is Sarina Hall, Jenna Wilson, Wilton Curiel, Miranda Lange, Cassie Yalch, and Kiara Aguayo Lopez. Absent from photo was Nicholas Broughton.
Standing are students who will travel to Haiti in July. Shown, from left, is Amylyn Mortimer, Ashley Emmell, Rachael Rugletic, Courtney Schaffer, Katie Landis, Keegan Fees, and Jared Laino.