Have you ever dreamed of taking your Physical Therapy skills to an underserved population and immersing yourself in the culture of the area? Justin Dunaway PT, DPT, OCS and Morgan Denny PT, DPT founded a non-profit organization that carries out this dream. STAND (Sustainable Therapy and New Development) The Haiti Project is a pro bono clinic serving over 900 patients a trip in Port-de-Paix, Haiti. They cover areas such as Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Neuro, adaptive device and prosthetic construction, general medicine and community education panels. Volunteers from across the country travel to join in on this amazing experience only to come home humbled by the resilience and gratitude of the people of Haiti. Welcome to week 3 of the STAND series!
Join Kandace Burton, recent graduate from Briar Cliff University, as she takes us through what her experience with STAND: The Haiti Project was like as a student. She explains how the trip has impacted what type of clinician she wants to be, how her Army National Guard training came in to play during an emergency at the clinic (sneak peek below), and enlightens us on the real reason we volunteer.
To learn more about STAND’s current trip (May 25th-June 10th) or to join forces, visit their website and follow their story on Facebook! They can also be found on Instagram @STANDhaitiproject AND Twitter @STANDhaiti. You can follow Kandace on Instagram @kjb213, the site she recommends @extravagantlysimple for PT/life advice.
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