At this point I can count the hours until I’ll be on a plane from San Diego -> Washington DC -> Ethiopia -> Malawi. As I’m getting my ducks in a row I realized I’m not quite to my donation goal and wanted to share a little about what this portion of the trip entails.
Partners in Health is an organization based out of Boston with projects in Haiti, Peru, Mexico, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Navajo Nation, and Russia. It has been my dream to have a chance to work with this prestigious institution and I couldn’t be more excited. Their mission is to achieve two goals: to bring benefits of modern medical science to the most in need of themand to serve as an antidote to despair. If that doesn’t scream powerful to you I don’t know what would. Please check them out here: PIH Mission
Ophelia Dahl, one of the incredible founders of PIH, said no one has done a trip quite like this and called us pioneers. It was a proud moment and someone I look up to so greatly decided we are worth that title. 20 individuals (and myself) will bike 800+ miles to garner attention for our fundraising goal of $100,000 which we are so close to getting!
In looking through all the kind notes everyone has left through their donations I noticed a trend (thank god for that science degree💃🏼). The majority of the donations are from my home town. Not all but most and this response solidifies what drives me to do this type of work. Those who understand struggle and resiliency give back far more than expected. It’s humbling and I can’t say thank you enough for supporting people you’ve never met and most likely never will. It takes a lot to blindly give your donations for the betterment of something that may not have an effect on you. Thank you endlessly!
If you’re feeling philanthropic please share this link with your friends and help my team meet our goal!