I couldn’t image being in a situation where I wouldn’t have access to lifesaving medical care. Honestly, if I didn’t have access to lifesaving medical care I might not be here. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2006 and quickly became very ill being hospitalized on numerous occasions. Without the support from a certified medical team I may not have found the medication that changed my quality of life. I now receive my “liquid gold” as I call it once every 6 weeks through an IV infusion at the hospital. Without this medication I wouldn’t be able to work, play with my kids, and who knows what else. I don’t like to think about it. I can’t even imagine how different my life would be with my medical team and my medication or wonder if I would even be here. I am lucky. Some people do not have any access to medical care due to economic circumstances, national conflicts, prejudice, or even natural disasters. What would you do if the doctor wasn’t a car ride away? It’s hard to imagine.
This March Hello World Paper Co. is pledging to donate 10% of all profits to Doctors Without Borders. Doctors Without Borders is a medical humanitarian organization out on a mission to provide medical care to everyone in need regardless of gender, race, political, economic, or religious background and the needs of these people outweigh respect for national boundaries. Doctors Without Borders will go wherever they are needed. Doctors Without Borders can be found in over 60 countries and their medical teams treat millions of victims of conflict, natural disaster, and crisis situations.
In 2014, Doctors Without Borders medical teams carried out more than eight million outpatient consult consultations; delivered 194,400 babies; treated more than 2.1 million people for malaria; provided over 200,000 mental health consultations; registered 229,900 HIV patients under care; conducted more than 81,700 surgeries; treated 46,900 people for cholera; and vaccinated almost 1.5 million against measles and more than 75,100 against meningitis. (www.doctorswithoutborders.org) Pretty amazing right?
10% OF ALL MARCH PROFITS WILL BE DONATED
TO DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
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