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MERCY TRIPS HEALTHCARE OUTREACH
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

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Began a healthcare mission to eastern Uganda.