Relief in the Dominican

Midwest Medical Mission and the University of Michigan-Flint Nurses and SCI Flint Regional Chapter
Team up for humanitarian relief in the Dominican Republic

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The Midwest Medical Mission and the University of Michigan-Flint’s nursing faculty and students had a successful medical mission to the Dominican Republic 2/13-2/24/09.  Thank you for all the donations from the Flint Regional SCI. We were able to get all the donations packed and distributed!

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We had a team of both surgical and clinical health care volunteers. Our clinic team volunteers traveled to remote sugar cane villages and treated many needy people. The work was very challenging and rewarding. The people were so appreciative of even the smallest acts of kindness. We were able (through the kind acts of many people) to facilitate building a volleyball court and soccer field in a needy village. The volleyball and soccer balls you donated now found a home in their new “Field of Dreams.”  Build it and they will come!

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Health care in the Dominican Republic is most often unaffordable or unattainable. The people we provided health care services for were poor; many were illegal Haitians trying to find a better life. The combination of the supplies in the Blue Bag sponsored by the SCI Flint Regional Chapter and the expertise of the health care professionals helped to make this a successful endeavor, we had the right supplies!  Many of these families would have no medical care without the support of the Safari Care program and the hard work of the volunteers of the Midwest Medical Mission.  The pictures below reflect the caring, overwhelming need.

 

It is truly a life changing experience.  People like you and your generosity make this all happen. Thank you!

 

Maureen Tippen