I learned about Airlift Research Foundation through my father. He spoke highly of Airlift and of the people representing the organization. He thought their work would interest me, so I decided to look into the Foundation. I was extremely impressed with their work and dedication to the mission statement. The Airlift Research Foundation funds research that addresses the protection of limbs, the treatment of traumatic orthopaedic injuries in the field, rehabilitation and quality of life research- research that will have immediate benefits for the military and future benefits for civilian populations affected by war, violence, natural disasters, and traumatic accidents. I wanted to learn more about how non-profits work and thought Airlift would be a great opportunity. I submitted my resuma and got accepted for a summer internship. I packed my bags and moved from Rhode Island to Pittsburgh for the summer. Although it was scary at first, I felt welcome from the moment I step foot into the Airlift office. Everyone at Airlift is extremely committed to the mission and deserves all the praise they receive for their hard work. Airlift works hard to make the lives of trauma victims a little easier. In the future I know Airlift will continue to grow and raise awareness and help for men and women who serve are nation as well as civilians. I am grateful for the opportunity to be able to assist in anyway that I can this summer. I am honored to be a part of a group that is accomplishing something so important and it is a privilege to be able to see the work being accomplished.
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I first learned about Airlift Research Foundation through my university's internship-finder website. When I went to Airlift's website (airliftrg.org) and started reading about the organization, I was truly impressed. Airlift Research Foundation funds research that improves the lives of military and civilian survivors of traumatic extremity injuries. I was very surprised to learn that 82% of all war injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan involve limbs. I immediately knew that Airlift was helping to provide a much needed service through its mission to fund research. I already liked the organization after I visited their website, and I was excited to learn that this nonprofit was established right in my hometown of Pittsburgh. I sumbitted my resume to be considered for an internship position at Airlift. Once I met everyone working at the foundation, I liked it even more. I know that everyone at Airlift has a good heart and wants the organization to thrive and bring about as much good for military and civilian extremity trauma survivors as possible. Airlift Research Foundation is very deserving of all the praise it receives. Airlift is definitely doing its part to help our nation's service men and women as well as everyday citizens, and I know that the organization will continue to raise awareness for this important cause.
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