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Please help Brittany fund her Medical Mission to Ecuador!

Update: As you can see I have met and exceeded my goal in only a few short weeks! I am truly grateful and feel so blessed to have such loving, supportive and generous friends and family in my life. I recently discovered that I will have another $150-$200 expense for vaccinations and prophylactic medications I need to get prior to my trip so the additional donations are a godsend. There have also been some hidden expenses like heavy duty big spray and sunscreen, money belt, scrubs, poncho, etc so the remaining money will still be used toward my trip. My departure date is March 30th and I am anxiously counting down the days now! From the bottom of my heart, thank you all so much again!! xo

Dear Family and Friends,

First and foremost, I would like to thank you for taking the time to look at my fundraising page and learn more about my medical mission to Ecuador! As some of you may know, I am currently plugging away at my 1st year of my Physician Assistant Masters program at Stony Brook University. I have learned a great deal thus far and have been enjoying every single [grueling] minute of it! ☺

Recently, I have been given an amazing opportunity to be part of a medical mission organized by the nonprofit organization Blancas House. During my week long spring break, 14 fellow classmates and I will travel across the continent to rural Riobamba, Ecuador where we will help provide basic but incredibly important health care services to the underserved and under privileged populations. I am incredibly excited to be able to apply all the skills and knowledge I’ve learned thus far to some of the most in-need populations. We will help diagnose, treat and educate Ecuadorians about potentially fatal but preventable conditions like hypertension and diabetes. We will also provide general physicals for children whom are in dire need of basic health care and to whom I look most forward to helping!

Unfortunately, this medical mission is purely voluntary and we each are held accountable for our own expenses, some of which includes flight, bus travel, lodging and food. It has been calculated to cost approximately $1,200 per student for the weeklong trip. Although my class and I have been fundraising around our university and community, I’m still in need of your support and donations. No donation is too small and I greatly appreciate any amount you are able to give. Your help will not only make this opportunity possible for me, but more importantly, will provide invaluable healthcare services for people who desperately need it.

To learn more about Blancas House, the organization I’ll be traveling with, please visit their website at

I would like to thank you in advance for your time and support. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at

With love and gratitude,
Brittany Morrissey
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