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Hi everyone! This past summer, I traveled to the Dominican Republic with AYUDA with the goal of educating and empowering individuals and communities with diabetes, along with the local foundation Aprendiendo a Vivir (AAV). I, along with a group of volunteers like myself, spent 3 weeks in Santo Domingo planning and creating activities for Campo Amigo, my program’s main focus. The experience was absolutely incredible, and I can’t wait to do it again!
Type 1 Diabetes has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My days are filled with needle pricks, site changes, and carb counting. I learned from a young age that I can’t always have what I want, and that life isn’t fair. However, I very rarely do not have the necessary resources available in abundance to me. I haven’t had to experience going months without checking or correcting my blood sugar, and I am able to live a relatively normal life despite the condition. Unfortunately, others aren’t as lucky as I am, and are unable to properly manage and live with diabetes. In places like the Dominican Republic, education, knowledge, and resources are scarce, and many are at a serious risk because of it. I have an advantage, and I know that. This is why I am involved with AYUDA.
AYUDA believes that youths are capable of making lasting and tangible change around the world. They believe that I, along with some help, am capable of bringing the change I wish to see to places like the Dominican Republic. They believe in me, and I hope that you do too.
I will be traveling to the Dominican Republic again this summer, but my experience begins now. I need to reach my fundraising goal by July 1st, and I need your help. Please support me in this important goal by making a contribution. A donation online by clicking the link to the right makes supporting AYUDA quick and easy. To mail in a donation, please, make all checks payable to: AYUDA Inc. and please put my name in the Memo field.
AYUDA Inc, 1700 N Moore St, Suite 2000, Arlington VA 22209
Your tax-deductible gift makes a difference. Your support enables programs such as Campo Amigo Dominicano to thrive, and I greatly appreciate any and all support you are able to provide, and will keep you updated on my progress.
¡Juntos Somos Más Fuertes!
Together We Are Stronger!
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