One Billion+ Campaign Tour Wraps Up: Updates from Georgia

1BTourUpdateBanner BlueAfter eight weeks on the road across the United States and Canada, today marks the last day of MEDLIFE’s One Billion+ Campaign Tour! Juan finished up his last week and a half in Georgia, where he met with one of our most established chapters while also reaching out to new universities and local high schools.

zombie5kThe student turn-out was large at the University of Georgia in Athens (UGA), one of MEDLIFE’s strongest chapters. “It’s so encouraging to see how far along this chapter has come, and that it’s still so strong,” says Juan. In addition to the tour presentation, UGA also organized a fundraiser which they called a “Zombie” 5k Run. This event, which featured student “zombie” students jumping out to chase runners along the way, raised over $1,500 for the MEDLIFE Fund.

Check out more photos from the event here!

“I also had the chance to visit North Oconee High School and talk to student council members about MEDLIFE and our work,” says Juan. “Right off the bat, they seemed very enthusiastic. They have already expressed interest in moving forward with starting a chapter at their school. Big thanks to Ivey for getting things started there and Sarah (UGA Co-President), for setting up the meeting.”

This week, MEDLIFE is hosting our first Mobile Clinic for high school students. We are excited to begin extending our programs to provide volunteer opportunities to more high schools throughout North America!

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Hear it From MEDLIFErs

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Reya Seby
Western University

This trip motivated me more to pursue a career in the healthcare field so that I can use my resources to help those who need it the most, similar to MEDLIFE’s mission.

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Victoria DiCanio
University of Connecticut

It was most enjoyable to finish the hard work and see how big a difference a group of individuals can make. It was such an amazing experience.

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Anita Woo
University of Toronto

I enjoyed the mobile clinics the most, especially the dental and triage portions. I would definitely recommend a MEDLIFE trip, it was a great experience.

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David Saff
Maclay High School

The most enjoyable part of my trip was hanging out with the amazing group of kids I was with. I would highly recommend a MEDLIFE volunteer trip to others.

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Sydney Sansone
Nova Southeastern University

This trip made everything that I was learning in my public health courses come to life and immersed me in a new culture while also learning about medicine.

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Abygail Youmans
College of Charleston

Being involved with MEDLIFE is not like joining another club - its bigger than that. It is about joining a movement that seeks to help change people’s quality of life for forever.

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Emi Hofmann
University of Central Florida

Not only was I able to participate in a week long Mobile Clinic, shadowing doctors of all types of specialties including pharmacy, dentistry, gynecology, and more, but I was also able to learn about the culture and visit incredible places.

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Julian Takagi-Stewart
University of Toronto

One thing that I really loved about this trip was that MEDLIFE made sure that the volunteers got an understanding of the complexity of issues that lead to underprivileged people in communities outside of the main city

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Hannah Van Hofwegen
University of Ottawa

Whether it was basketball with the local kids, assisting the doctors, talking with families, building washrooms, holding babies, or spending time with the people who were on the SLT with me, this was an amazing opportunity that I would do over and over again.

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Isabelle Holt
Cornell University

I loved learning about the patients MEDLIFE has followed and how they offer real help to people with chronic/urgent conditions. It is amazing how the organization formed real connections with the communities.

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Valerie Lindeborg

Our family had the privilege of participating in multiple trips with Nick [founder] and his amazing staff. Their expertise made the trips unforgettable while instilling in my boys the fundamentals of good character: selflessness, compassion, and empathy.

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Harry Vildibill
University of Georgia

As an aspiring physician, MEDLIFE motivated me to further continue my goal of becoming a doctor. In fact, I enjoyed the Tanzania Service Learning Trip so much that I decided to go on another trip to Cusco, Peru.