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Support Melissa- Nursing Service Project in Kenya!

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Organizer: Melissa H. Beneficiary: Melissa & Citizens of Nairobi Kenya

Help support Melissa raise money to go on an International Nursing Service Project trip to Nairobi, Kenya. Health care will be provided to those who are less fortunate.

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My Name is Melissa Harvey and I am a senior at Chamberlain College of Nursing. I have recently been chosen along with some of my peers from not only my campus, but also other campuses around the country to go on an international nursing service project trip to Kenya. While there we will provide health care and teaching to those who are less fortunate and do not have access to health care.

We will be working as a team in collaboration with doctors, medical students, and other nurses to provide the best care possible to those who have most likely have had very little, if any health care. The length of the mission is 2 weeks long seeing approximately 2,000 patients. Each day will be spent treating patients in clinics that have been set up in various areas. Most of our work will be spent in the slums not only providing care in clinics but we will be teaching health promotion classes as well as making home visits.

The cost of the trip is $3200, which includes airfare, transportation, meals, and housing. On top of the cost to get me there, I also have to get a visa, various vaccines and anti-malarial medication.

**Any amount raised over the need to go on the trip will be put towards a contingency fund. This fund is used for supplies while in Kenya and also for care above and beyond that we cannot supply in a clinic. For example, sending a patient to a hospital to get a surgical procedure etc.**

We are also collecting various supplies to take on the trip with us. These include:

  • Vitamins (adult and children)
  • Pain Relievers (Tylenol, Ibuprofen – Adult and Children)
  • Antibiotics – Oral (Ampicillin, Erythromycin, Amoxicillin etc) for both adults and children 
  • Ointments – Bacitracin, Triple Antibiotic, Neosporin, Polysporin –
  • Ear/Eye antibiotics
  • Scabies/Lice Lotion/Shampoo
  • Skin Ointments/Creams (antifungals, anti-itchwith and without steroid (Hydrocortisone)
  • Non Sterile gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Reading glasses
  • Gatorade /Pedialyte
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Dressings /band-aids
  • Tongue depressors
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Betadine scrub
  • Hibiclens
  • Accu-checks
  • Stethoscope /otoscope/BPcuffs
  • Pregnancy kits
  • Pepcid
  • Tums
  • Benadryl/Claritin/Zyrtec
  • Epipen
  • Robitussin
  • Vaginal creams

 

ANY DONATION WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!  (NOTE!: Please, Please, Please email me your address so I can send you a thank you letter with pictures from my trip!)

Thank you! :o)

Melissa

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03/25/2014
by Melissa H.
Hi Everyone!!
I just wanted to say THANK YOU to those who have donated both supplies and/or money to my upcoming trip to Kenya! It's coming quickly and I am extremely excited! Your generous donations mean the world to me and I cannot thank you enough!

I also want to announce, that ALL DONATIONS FROM HERE ON OUT WILL BE PUT TOWARDS THE CONTINGENCY FUND!!This fund allows us to pay for the medical expences of people who come to our clinics with needs that surpass what we can offer. For example hospital stays and surgeries. This fund will also be used to purchase additional supplies and medications while there!!

Thanks again everyone!! :o)

<3 Melissa
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