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…

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…

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…

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…

Making a Difference In Guatemala: My medical mission story

Guest Blogger: Wendy Barton I work for a company called CompHealth, and it is our purpose to make a difference for our people, providers, and clients, and our community. Helping to fulfill this purpose through my daily work is something I’ve always been really proud to be a part of….

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