From October 16 to March 2nd I will be participating in a program called "Medical Compassion" through the organization YWAM (Youth With A Mission). I will be spending the first three months in New Zealand receiving some basic medical training and first aid skills, as well as participating in courses which will allow me to learn more about myself and my God. Afterwards, we will go to another (currently unknown) location to put our skills into practice through the missions portion of the trip by providing basic medical care to those who may not have access to it, as well as sharing our love for God with those we encounter. I am very excited about this opportunity, as I am hoping to use this experience, as well as the McMaster Nursing program starting the following September, to become an international medical assistant. As the program is not cheap, I would like to humbly ask for your assistance in the cost of the program. About half of the cost I have already earned through work, and I expect to receive another $2000 through work, which leaves around $4000 up to fundraising efforts. All donations are welcome as any amount helps.
If you have any questions or want to hear more, feel free to contact me.
Thank you so much for your support, and I can't wait to share my experience with you!
~ Madeleine :)
For more info on the trip, feel free to visit the following website: