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June 5, 2010

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June 5, 2010

Mercy Trips is a unique outreach for me personally. First, it is medically oriented. (I am a physical therapist.) Second, it reaches out to a severely underserved area of eastern Uganda where people largely have to go without surgical services apart from this outreach. And third, it enables me to have a small part in helping my friend Dr. Daniel use his and others' medical gifts in third world areas.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

both seeing slides and reports from the various trips and seeing the excitement and satisfaction of serving in the lives of the volunteers (many whom I've known personally)who have participated.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Watching gifted medical personnel utilize their special gifts to make a huge difference in the lives of individuals in Uganda and enjoy the heck out of serving.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 1, 2010

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June 1, 2010

I am the founding board member of Mercy Trips Healthcare Outreach. We began taking small teams of healthcare providers to eastern Uganda to support the efforts of Dr. Patrick Mutono with Lodoi Development Fund in the Pallisa District west of the city of Mbale. We performed surgical procedures at a rural hospital in the village of Kanginima and medical outreach clinics in rural villages in the surrounding area. In 2006 we formed Mercy Trips in order to facilitate the growth of the teams and their impact.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have led 5 trips to Uganda with Mercy Trips since it's incorporation, and have seen the benefits of surgical therapy, medical screening and prevention brought to countless Ugandans; as well as increasing awareness and changed lives among team members.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The experience of leading these teams, watching them work together and discover the joys of service to the neediest yet lovingest of people have been moments that are beyond words to describe.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Hire some permanent logistical staff, increase the number of teams sent to developing countries, beginning with other sites in Uganda, and east Africa and eventually to other regions that we have been invited to such as the Philippines.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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