West Liberty students enrolled in a physician assistant studies master’s program are changing lives.
One way in which they are doing so is by volunteering to help those in need of medical care in Haiti. It’s all part of the local non-profit, Saving Starfish Corporation, which recently set up the Hope Clinic in Haiti’s capital city of Port Au Prince.
“We formed a small, non-profit corporation here in Wheeling about three years ago called Saving Starfish Corporation after a mission trip we had taken to Haiti and experienced just seeing this incredible lack of medical care and lack of resources,” said Dr. David Mosman. “And so over the years, we’ve kind of evolved a bit and so now we’re at the point where we’re taking four our five medical mission trips a year and we’ve grown to include local universities.”
Saving Starfish Corporation is able to operate thanks to the strong support of local volunteers.
“What we need is we need support from our community and we need support from medical providers who are willing to go down and go donate their time and talent essentially,” said Amanda Wade, who volunteers with the group.
Here is one way to help Saving Starfish: the non-profit is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday April 13th. In fact, 1920s Speakeasy Casino Night is open to the public and will take place from 6-10 p.m. at Stratford Springs Gary West Event Center in Wheeling.
To purchase tickets, visit www.savingstarfishcorp.org/fundraiser-events.