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#MedelitaGivesBack Contest Winners

We are constantly inspired by the medical professionals who wear Medelita, and all the good they are doing in the world. We started #MedelitaGivesBack as a social media contest to spread awareness about the causes that are important to these individuals, and provide fundraising assistance to the organizations making a difference in the health of our communities. #MedelitaGivesBack

Here are the results!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Global Emergency Care

Global Emergency Care is an EM physician-founded nonprofit that drives sustainable Emergency Medicine education and EM capacity development in Uganda. Over the last 12 years, they have forged relationships with Ugandan partners/ hospitals / universities / government to create and run the first mid level emergency care program and support the first two physician emergency medicine residencies in the country.

The $1000 donation from Medelita will be used to support Global Emergency Care student programs and send students to the first EM Uganda conference.

SECONDARY WINNERS

Let Grace In

Let Grace In is a non-profit founded by a critical care nurse who, after losing her young son to cancer, was inspired to found the organization to help other parents who have experienced the loss of a child. The services available are minimal that support families after the death of a child, and Let Grace In provides resources for grieving families to acknowledge their pain and take a holistic approach to healing.

The $500 donation from Medelita will be used to fund their upcoming HOPE retreat, an event for bereaved families to focus on healing & restoration in a tranquil setting. 

Young Survival Coalition

The Young Survival Coalition addresses the unique needs of women facing breast cancer under the age of 35. Not only do they connect young survivors and fighters across the country, but they also help educate and equip women to be able to handle the medical aspect of their diagnosis and treatment. The resources and tools they provide about research, coping with side effects, and more ensure literacy and self-advocacy in patients without a medical background.

The $500 donation from Medelita will be used to fund YSC's programs and resources to ensure that no young woman faces breast cancer alone.

Mission 22

Mission 22 is a non-profit oganization dedicated to fighting the ever-rising veteran suicide rate. Every day, 22 veterans commit suicide, and Mission 22 wants to change that by helping our nation's heroes win the war at home. Mission 22 provides treatment programs to veterans for Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and other issues they might be facing. The non-profit also focuses on creating social impact and raise national awareness of these issues.

The $500 donation from Medelita will be used to fund PTSD programs for veterans and their families. 

NPH USA - St Damien Pediatric Hospital Fund

St. Damien is the ONLY free standing children’s hospital in Haiti, a country with 11 million people, 1/3 of whom are under the age of 14. It is the only St. Jude affiliate where children can receive lifesaving cancer treatment. Because of political unrest in the surrounding area, the hospital has been functioning in emergency mode, with the managing staff working 24 straight hours in a shift to provide chronically ill children with life-saving care, including medication, and meals.

The $500 donation from Medelita will be used to provide hospital meals for 23 children for one week. 


HONORABLE MENTIONS

LAUNCH Augusta

LAUNCH Augusta is an organization that aims to provide healthcare profession education to historically underrepresented minority students and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Gun Violence Survivor Foundation

GVS Foundation provides an array of services, addressing specific needs facing a survivor of gun violence in America. 

SAMHIN (South Asian Mental Health Initiative & Network)

South Asian Mental Health Initiative & Network is a non-profit that addresses the mental health needs of the South Asian community in the U.S. and offers resources for people who seek help.

The Brooklyn Free Clinic

The Anne Kastor Brooklyn Free Clinic is a student-run organization that provides free health care to the uninsured in Brooklyn.

Homeboy Industries

Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community.

The Life Rolls On Foundation

Founded by world champion quadriplegic surfer Jesse Billauer, Life Rolls On is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with various disabilities.

The Dr. Ramesh Kumar Foundation

The Dr. Ramesh Kumar foundation is dedicated to eliminating the barriers of financial burden on individuals and families in need of medical treatment, and also advocating for programs of medical research and education.

Awassa Children's Project

The Awassa Children’s Project (ACP) promotes sensible, culturally responsible international development aimed at assisting children and families primarily orphaned or affected by HIV/AIDS in Awassa, Ethiopia.

MedGlobal

MedGlobal deploys Short Term Medical Missions to provide assistance and education to local partners and healthcare providers, support local medical providers, and donate medical equipment and supplies in order to provide life-saving and life-sustaining medical services to the most vulnerable around the globe.

Hydrocephalus Association

The Hydrocephalus Association serves as the primary nexus for research on hydrocephalus, a condition defined by an abnormal, excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the cavities of the brain.