Local Grant Story: Down Syndrome Association

Guest Blogger: Kayla Christy Working with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte fuels my passion in more ways than one. To be surrounded by some of the most incredible individuals (who happen to have an extra chromosome) not only teaches me to be kind and considerate, but to be…

How to have a great medical mission experience

Guest Blogger: Kari Redfield Most physicians choose medicine as their career because they want to help people. However, the day-to-day pressures and politics of being a doctor can make it easy to lose sight of that goal. A medical mission is a great way to recapture that original purpose, allowing…

Local Grant Story: Rape Recovery Center

Guest Blogger: Adia Thornton Today was the worst day of Jane’s life and I held her hand for it. I supported her through an invasive exam. I helped her file complicated paperwork. I also stood up to the nurse on her behalf. At 3 am I made phone calls to…

CHOICE Humanitarian

We at the Making a Difference Foundation believe in the power of igniting the passion of medical providers through medical missions. We accomplish this by partnering with world class organizations like CHOICE Humanitarian. CHOICE provides opportunities for providers to offer healthcare education in some of the most secluded areas. Many…

Giving back on a medical mission to Thailand

Guest Blogger: Kari Redfield, Global Medical Staffing   Have you ever wanted to use your medical skills to give back through an international medical mission? The Making a Difference Foundation recently helped two physicians have just such an experience on a medical mission to Thailand. Both providers work as locum…

Looking back at 2019

“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care enough to be there.”  – Anonymous Sometimes we think that making a difference needs to be some big change or grand gesture. This is not correct. The truth…

The Impact of Work

2019 has been an incredible year at the Making a Difference Foundation! Our little team of three hit our 1-year work anniversary and we moved into a new space dedicated to the Foundation. We implemented new technology solutions and enhanced our communications. We received over 50 Local Grant requests and…

Addressing Common Fears

Planning for international travel can be a little stressful. Add in a remote medical mission and it can be downright scary especially if you don’t know what to expect. When we talk to providers who are getting ready for a medical mission, they often share with us some concerns. The…

Getting Involved at Home

While it can be invigorating to volunteer overseas, getting involved at home is just as important. Volunteer work is more than a story or a line on a resume – it’s an essential part of a functioning society. But choosing where to focus your time and talents can be difficult….

The Importance of Health Education

When thinking about doing a medical mission trip most people will ask themselves questions like, where am I interested in going, how long can I be away from home, or do I have to speak the language? This are all valid questions, and ones that only you can answer. But…

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