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During our spring break, we will travel to the Mexican squatter community of Las Pintas to use our nursing skills to help people live healthier lives. We will screen over 1,000 people for diabetes, hypertension, respiratory illness, and cervical and breast cancer. We will also train Mexican volunteer Health Promoters to educate and care for their neighbors.

We choose to spend our spring break serving others because:

  • As nurses, we care about the health challenges of people born into poverty.
  • As students, we will grow in our nursing skills.
  • As people, we are energized and encouraged by the warm welcome we receive. We expect to gain more than we give!

JCCC has led this project for 19 years. We do everything we can to hold down our expenses, even sleeping on cots in a community center. But the per-person cost of $1,300 is still more than most students can afford. We also need around $4,000 for medications, lab fees, blood glucose monitors, and other supplies.

In our pay-it-forward model, each group also leaves some funding for next year's students. It's our way of making sure that our Mexican friends won't lose this chance to receive health care.

Dr. Carmen Rodriguez, our Mexican partner, said, "Poverty is a call to action - for the poor and the wealthy alike - a call to change the world so that many more have enough to eat, have adequate shelter, have access to education and health care, have protection from violence, and a voice in what happens in their communities. The JCCC project has given our community hope."

Thank you for reading this far and for helping us, if you can, to bring hope to this community!



Muchas Gracias!

  Published on Monday, Mar. 20, 2017 at 02:10 AM (CST)



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