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Project Yucatan

$2,080
104%
Raised toward our $2,000 Goal
40 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 10, at 11:59 PM CST
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Project Yucatan Trip 2017!

April 24, 2017

Project Yucatan 2017 Update

Dear Donor,

Thank you for contributing to the success of our Audiology Mission trip, Project Yucatan.  This was the fifteenth year of this project, and the fifth year for University of Oklahoma students.  Since that time, 30 University of Oklahoma students have participated.  Thanks to your support, this year we were able to provide this experience to twelve students.  Over our five days of providing services, we were able to test 1,414 people.  Additionally, we provided hearing aid batteries and supplies to those who were in need. 

Some student reflections:

“Every day, we loaded our equipment and traveled to remote villages of the Yucatan. We rotated through various stations of audiologic care equipment each day of the trip. By staying at one station each day, we were able to hone in on our skills and understand how to overcome the challenges that may present at each. More importantly, we were mentored on how to overcome challenges presented by patients with the different equipment. Competence in how to get the desired results regardless of the patient’s disability, age, or mood is important to become great clinicians.”  Holly Jones, PY 2014

“My clinical skills were vastly expanded. When seeing so many patients, I was able to increase my testing speed, as well as, clinical knowledge that I had yet to experience. There are very few opportunities for health care humanitarian mission trips, and even fewer that are directly involved in audiologic practices; this is why this project is such a wonderful experience for young student clinicians like myself. I am very happy to say I am more comfortable with hands-on vestibular testing, especially positional testing due to my experience in the Yucatan.” Ashley Loney, PY 2016

“What I received from this trip was so much more than I originally had thought was possible. Not only did it allow me the opportunity to learn about a new culture and use the knowledge I have gained so far to help others, it also gave me the opportunity to grow my audiology skills further and bond with my classmates.” Sophia Dillon, PY 2017

“Project Yucatan was one of the best experiences I have ever been a part of. I was blessed with this wonderful opportunity to not help hundreds, but more than a thousand people in just five days. Having the ability to take the knowledge and skills I have developed over the past 2 years at OUHSC and put it to use for people who are in need and so thankful for what we do was really an eye opening experience. It not only made me grow as a person and future audiologist, but it really made me feel grateful for all that I have and for the field of audiology. Along the journey of Project Yucatan 2017, I met so many amazing people that were so excited to meet us and thank us for what we were providing for them. All the hugs and tears I experienced made up for the long, tiring days.” Nandini Jasrotia, PY 2017

Please accept our most sincere gratitude for your support.

THANK YOU!

February 13, 2017

Our campaign is officially complete! We raised $2080 with 40 donors in 30 days!

The Project Yucatan team cannot begin to express our gratitude. Thank you so much for your support! 

The citizens in the Yucatan Peninsula will be one step closer to better hearing because of you! Your support is life-changing for many of these residents. Project Yucatan begins in 3 weeks! We could not be more excited to provide hearing healthcare to this underserved population.

Stay tuned for an exciting update once we return from our trip during the second week of March!

THANK YOU!

Week 4 Update!

February 06, 2017

Wow! We have officially exceeded our goal! Thank you all so much!

We are currently 101% funded and we still have 4 DAYS left in our campaign! Please continue to share and donate to this wonderful cause. These funds will be so helpful in our goal to provide hearing healthcare in the Yucatan Peninsula, but there is so much more that can be done!

We cannot express how thankful we are for the support in this past month! 

Week 3 Update!

February 02, 2017

WOW! Thank you so much for all of the donations in the past week! 

We are so close to our $2,000 goal! We are currently 91% funded and we have 8 days left in our campaign! 

Project Yucatan is just a little over a month away. We are so thankful for all the wonderful support received in the last month. Your donations will allow us to provide the gift of hearing to an underserved population in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Please continue to share our campaign page so we can meet and even exceed our goal! 

Thank you!! 

Week 2 Update

January 23, 2017

Thank you all so much for your support thus far!

As doctor of audiology students, hearing is our passion! Your support allows OU audiology students and faculty to provide the gift of better hearing for the residents in the Yucatan Peninsula. Hearing is a vital sense and is very important for quality of life. The care we provide on this trip is very important to the people in the Yucatan Peninsula. Many residents drive hours to get their hearing and balance tested from us! Your donations really do make a difference!

We are currently 9% funded! Donations have increased this week and we are very thankful! We still have quite a way to go to reach of goal of $6,000. We have 18 days left in our campaign. Please continue to share our campaign with anyone you can! 

 

Thanks again!

 

Week 1 Complete

January 13, 2017

Thank you to everyone who has shown support for our project so far during the first week. We appreciate all of our gracious donors! 

Currently, however, we are only 2% funded. There are still 28 days left in our campaign! We believe we can make it to our goal! We just need your continual help to make this project a success! The Project Yucatan team is working now on gathering supplies needed to serve our patients. The trip will take place March 4th-11th so it will be here before we know it! Your support will help more students attend this amazing trip to treat an underserved population and practice our clinical skills in the real world. The services we provide on this trip are life-changing. Through our care, we start the process to better hearing and communication for the people in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. 

Thank you once again!! 

Levels
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$5

Water

Your support at this level will provide water for one day in the Mexico heat and humidity. Air-conditioning is very limited in the locations we serve.

$10

Bug Spray

Mosquitos are thick in the Yucatan Peninsula, and many of the locations were serve are outside. Your contribution at this level will provide bug spray for one student.

$25

Meals

Your contribution will allow one student to experience the local cuisine and culture of Mexico.

$200

Lodging

Your support at this level would provide lodging for one student for the entire week we are there. After travel, lodging is one of the bigger expenses our students pay.

$500

Travel

Traveling is very expensive! A generous contribution at this level will cover airfare expenses for one student.

$1,000

Trip

A gift at this level will fully fund one student to attend Project Yucatan!

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