Saturday, January 20, 2007

Project Helping Hands - Bolivia 2007

UPDATE: 4/12/07 A raffle is underway for a 60" Affinity rake which is going well.
Aso a raffle for a $50 gift certificate to Markman Farm Store. Both end 4/25/07

Ok... It has been so long since I last posted... I forgot my user ID & password!! That's very neglectful of me. I have been very busy with our Loom Knitting Classroom & Classroom Blog.
I haven't even got to loom knit anything since early December.

I will be traveling with "Projects Helping Hands" to Bolivia on a medical mission to provide medical care to the under-deveolped third-world areas of Bolivia. Our trip will be only for 2 weeks: July 6th - July 19th, 2007. It is one of 6 trips this year being made by Project Helping Hands... to areas/countries of extreme need for medical care & surgical services for those with no means to get these services otherwise. Project Helping Hands is a non-profit org that does not descriminate against who "deserves" the care most. We treat the ill world wide including the USA.
We are anticipating a 25 person team for our mission in Bolivia- made up of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, registered nurses, LPN's paramedics, respiratory therapists and other allied health professionals.

July 6 - July 19
Joan Eberhardt will be leading a medical team to the Central/Eastern portion of Bolivia.
Team members will be housed in very basic accomodations which may or may not have running water, electricity or beds.
If you would like further information on this trip, you may contact
Project helping hands.

To view pictures from previous trips to Bolivia.... Click here.
Won't you please donate to help us fund this mission?! ** If the "Make A Donation" button below does not work, please go to PayPal and click on SEND MONEY. You can send it to: ~ * ~ THANK YOU!


The types and amounts of medicines we need are based on previous trips. Based on data from those trips, we know that we need thousands of doses of various medicines. For the most part, our surgeons, MD’s & Dentists will bring the anesthetics as well as vaccines. The rest is up to the remaining medical personnel. ~*~ In general, the medicines and supplies we need the most are:

˜Vitamins (adult and children)
˜Benadryl capsules (for itching)
˜Pain Relievers (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Aspirin – 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 with and without steroid (Hydrocortisone)(Benadryl)

˜Non Sterile gloves
˜Alcohol // Peroxide
˜ Bandaids // Bandages
˜Tooth brushes for children & adults // Toothpaste

** Mosquito repellent with DEET (malaria, yellow fever & othe rmosquito related diseases)

To donate supplies, email me for mailing address:

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