Weʼve raised £4 to Fund a month long humanitarian placement in Mexico, where I will be assisting Paramedics in medical emergencies.
- Bournemouth, United Kingdom
- Funded on Thursday, 14th September 2017
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Hi, my name is Kirstey. I'm 23 and from Bournemouth.
The purpose of my crowdfunding page is to raise enough funds to cover a month long humanitarian trip to Mexico, in which I will be assisting paramedics in medical emergencies.
Mexico does not have the luxury of an NHS or stable healthcare system in which they can take advantage of, unlike us Brits. They rely on humanitarian projects, private institutions and people like myself when medical situations arise.
Alarmingly, Mexico is a country that has a homicide rate that trumps both Afghanistan and Iraq, but receives very little in the way of media attention and international aid. This stems from activity with Cartel's, lax gun laws and longstanding political conflict.
I am working with a company, Global Medical Projects, to fund a 4 week trip to Mexico in which I will work alongside paramedics and other licensed medical staff to help uphold it's citizens safety. If the target is exceeded, I will extend my stay and increase my donation to the local hospital in which I will be posted.
The funds will cover cost of flights, accommodation, placement at a local hospital and vaccinations from local diseases. I will be working full time, unpaid and for long hours to help relieve permanent medical staff from some of the stresses they face everyday.
Why am I doing this? I have spent years in the care industry, delivering service to UK citizens and am in the process of training to become a full time paramedic in the UK. I can, and will, be spending the rest of my career giving life saving care to those in need. As part of this, I want to experience life saving care in the toughest conditions possible, to build on my skills and resilience. I am also passionate about international aid and aspire to reach a point where I can assist in, and even lead, similar projects in the future.
America wants to put a wall around Mexico, I say it's time we group together and keep projects like this alive. Every human should have access to life saving care and international aid, if you donate you'll be upholding that basic human need.
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Aug 15, 2017
Love this...you'll be amazing I know it xxx
Aug 15, 2017
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
I am 23 and living in Bournemouth, UK I am currently studying biology science and will soon be attending Bournemouth University to undertake a Paramedic Science degree with the ambition to be a paramedic. I also work full time around my studies as a Care assistant in Poole.