Mission To South Africa
March Mission Team
March Mission Team
In 2007, as a senior at Palisades Charter High School, I was an aide to our school nurse, Ellen. Ellen inspired me to become a nurse and shared with me stories about her time spent in Africa, using her medical knowledge to help those in need. Around the same time I was active in learning about and raising awareness of the genocide in Darfur, Sudan and Ugandan regions. Since then, it has been a goal to visit Africa and make a difference in some way. I became a LPN in 2010 and a mother to my amazing daughter, Lola, who inspires me each day to be a better person. In turn, I want to inspire her to follow the dreams she will one day create. Being chosen for this trip to Africa is giving me another opportunity to continue following my dreams and an opportunity to show Lola how it's done-through drive, hard work, and effort.
Hello, my name is Kattie D. I’m from Pennsylvania, but I currently live in Boston Massachusetts. I am working as an operating room nurse in West Roxbury. I love my job, and I especially love being able to help others to make their lives better, not just in terms of alleviating physical discomfort but also in helping them find resources that help improve their general quality of life. I do agree that enriching the lives of others brings immeasurable wealth to one’s life. Being a nurse has inspired me to volunteer my skills to others who are not able to have skilled care. While I will be able to volunteer my skill, I also look forward to learning about their culture from the individuals whom I will be helping and providing with services. In fact I have always been very comfortable around people of other cultures, taking great pleasure in learning new things and trying new things.
A lifelong learner, I recently graduated with a master’s degree in public health with a focus on Heath Education and Promotion. My academic and work experience, as well as my willingness to serve in any capacity and in any situation where I can be of help, will serve me well on a mission trip. The Mission trip will also allow me to see firsthand the global public health issues that I have been trained to confront head on. I truly look forward for an opportunity to serve.
Hello all….My name is Tammy R. Nursing was my second career after working in the Military Healthcare field as a government employee for 13 years. While in Nursing School I began working for a Neuro-Rehab hospital (Acquired Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury). After graduating from Nursing School I began working in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I truly believe nursing is my true appointed calling. Four years ago I became a travel nurse after my 2 children were grown. I love traveling both professionally and personally.