Weʼve raised £1,767 to help fund my volunteer placement in Tanzania, where I will work in poverty stricken areas as a student children's nurse.
- Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
- Funded on Monday, 11th June 2018
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Sadly, my Dad passed away a few months before I started my nursing training. On the days when everything gets too much and I want to run back home, I remember my Dad's face when I told him I had been accepted onto this degree and how happy he was for me that I was fulfilling my dream. Knowing how proud of me he was means everything to me. I hope he is proud of me now. I can still feel the presence of his love radiating through me and this is what gives me the strength and determination to become the best nurse I can be, and to spread as much happiness and love as I can through my life and my work.
Now it's time to fulfil another dream...
I am going on a 3-week elective placement to in Tanzania, in June 2018. I am likely to see cases of advanced HIV, which affects around 1.4 million people in Tanzania and will have the opportunity to help improve the lives and experiences of these patients. I will be based in a busy hospital where I will work as a student pediatric nurse in multiple areas from emergency cases, delivering babies, to treating children with HIV, AIDS, tropical diseases, and malnourishment. I will also spend time living in a remote African village, working in a clinic treating patients that may have travelled for days to be seen. I will also be carrying out a mass vaccination programme, HIV counselling and health promotion work, as well as spending time volunteering at a local orphanage to impart more love and many more cuddles! University encourages each student volunteer to try and raise sponsorship -I don't take asking for sponsorship lightly and will work as much as I can to help fund myself, but as a full-time student on a demanding degree, my time is necessarily limited. Donations go towards: the cost of the placement, well needed medical supplies for the hospitals such as gloves/masks/ sanitizer/ blood pressure monitors, presents for children and towards HIV/ AIDS projects.
Please know that any smile I bring to a child’s face, any laughter I can share, any healing I can provide, will be thanks to you for helping me get there.
Thank you SO much!
Ebony Jane x
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Apr 3, 2018
It's a privilege to have a little share in what you're doing, Ebony Jane! This is from both of us with our love and good wishes for your trip. John & Beryl
Nov 2, 2017
Wishing you a wonderful trip! You will spread so much joy and your dad (and all your family and friends!) will be so so proud.
Oct 9, 2017
So proud of what you are doing Ebony-JaneWith loveIsobel
Sep 22, 2017
Brian and Caroline
Sep 19, 2017
Clearly you have a calling for this humanitarian cause. You are a very special person and we wish you every possible success in achieving your goals.Brian and Caroline
Sep 11, 2017
Hi Ebony Jane, I saw your lovely letter in the parish magazine, what a great thing you are doing, very happy to support you. all best, Emma Brooksbank
Sep 9, 2017
What a brilliant thing to be doing, well done Ebony Jane! I am sure your Dad is with you all the way.
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