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Review for Shared Beat, Boerne, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with a non-profit program in Guatemala serving the families that live around and work in the Guatemala City garbage dump since 2004. The toxic environmental conditions that these families and children are exposed to everyday and the poverty that keeps them from being able to receive adequate health care is tragic. But Shared Beat has been a beacon of hope and support for so many of these families and children with their biannual health clinics in so many ways… I have seen first hand the improvement in the health of the children over the years and the impact it has on their ability to learn and succeed in school. The health of a child is fundamental to success in learning. Can you imagine trying to keep up in a classroom if you couldn’t see the whiteboard because you needed glasses but had never been tested, or not being able to hear because you had an undiagnosed hearing disability? On a very personal level, Shared Beat is also providing scholarships to students to pursue medical careers that they could never have dreamed about achieving on their own. A young woman who I began sponsoring as a child in 2004, is now continuing her education in medical school with the financial support of a Shared Beat scholarship. Her dream is now a few short steps away from being a reality due to the support of Shared Beat throughout her life. I will continue to support Shared Beat for all the good work they do.

Role:  Volunteer