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Jeff Lawrence PA-S and his Physician Assistant class of 2013 at Stony Brook University are raising money for a medical mission to Ecuador.

I, Jeff Lawrence PA-S, am currently a student in the Physician Assistant Program at Stony Brook University on Long Island in New York. Fourteen of my Physician Assistant classmates and myself will be flying to Riobamba, Ecuador from March 30th to April 6th 2012 for a medical mission. We will be accompanied by four Certified Physician Assistant’s (PA-C’s) from our faculty and volunteers from outside our program as well as one M.D. We are working with a non-profit group called Blanca’s House and will be stationed in a clinic with an American Physician up in the mountains helping an underserved population. Our main objective for this medical mission is to provide as many individuals as possible with screening tests for hypertension and diabetes, two extremely prevalent conditions which dramatically increase the mortality rate in this population. We will be distributing hypertensive and diabetic medications to anyone in need and we will also be providing education for these patients to assist them in maintaining a healthier life. Our team will also be pre-screening for any patient who may be a candidate for a surgical procedure of which is performed by another foundation based out of Ecuador.
Unfortunately, to be able to provide these services, we must be able to pay for our trip at a cost of approximately one thousand dollars per student. As unemployed student’s we are looking for donations, in any amount, no matter how large or small. Not only are we accepting donations for medications and supplies, but the airfare, hotel, and food will be our responsibility as well.
Below is the link for the website for Blanca’s House along with my contact information. Please consider donating any amount to support our dream of being able to provide medical assistance to this deserving group of people. Thank you.

If you prefer to mail a check, you may do so in my name and send to: Jeff Lawrence, 2598 Capitol Ave., Aurora, IL. 60503.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to me about the medical mission please feel free to call at 309-798-6263.


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