Saturday, March 13, 2010

Yay donations! Thank you!

I'm really excited that we've gotten a few PayPal donations, and we have a variety of item donations! Thank you so much! The main items we still need are blood pressure cuffs, electronic fetal monitor probes, and chux pads.

Our trip is coming up quickly, just a little over a month. I'm not actually sure how long the flight is, since it just gives departure and arrivals times, and I haven't taken the time to figure it out with the time zone changes. Short answer: it's long. We leave 5:00 pm April 22nd from Seattle and fly to LA. Then from LA we fly to Nadi airport in Fiji, arriving at 5:30 am on April 24nd. Kinda crazy that we gain a whole extra day! It's just a 40 min flight from Fiji to Port Vila.

It's hard to believe I'm almost done with my current site, then after Vanuatu the clinical part of schooling is done!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I am a student midwife, quickly approaching graduation in June. I am preparing to travel to Port Vila, Vanuatu from April 22 to May 15th. I will be traveling with my fabulous classmate Sara, and we will be volunteering at Vila Central Hospital, caring for birthing women and babies.

I just applied for my passport yesterday! My airline tickets were purchased months ago, and a payment has been made toward our lodging. We are currently trying to gather much needed donations for the hospital.

List of most needed items:
Small chux pads
Blood pressure cuffs
Digital thermometers
Non-sterile gloves
Disposable gowns
Ultrasound gel
Electronic Fetal Monitor Probes

We also welcome Paypal donations!