My Medical Mission Story: Randy Archibald

Guest Blogger: Randy Archibald Many providers choose to practice medicine as a profession because they want to help people. My passion for working in the medical field began on a two-year mission to Chile I participated in as a young man through my church. During this mission I got pretty…

Why We’re Suspending Medical Mission Trips in 2020

2020 definitely didn’t start off how we planned here at the Making a Difference Foundation. Just like all of you, Coronavirus impacted our plans for the year, and we are adjusting to this new normal. By far, the largest part of our year would have been executing on the 16…

2019 Annual Report

If you’ve been anywhere on the internet the last month, you will have seen a plethora of memes about the “good ol’ days” of 2019. For the Making a Difference Foundation, 2019 was a pretty incredible year. We made giant strides forward in fulfilling our mission of igniting the passions…

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…

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