For the past 4 years, we have partnered with Bellarmine University and Go Ministries to send thousands of pounds of medical supplies to the Dominican Republic. Our supplies stock the shelves of the local medical clinic in Santiago while Bellarmine students get hands on experience with patients.
Belarmine sends an interdisciplinary team of exercise science, athletic training and physical therapy students to work in nutrition centers and neighborhood organizations while others see patients with musculoskeletal and neurological injuries.
Aside from the two week mission trip, the donated medical supplies are used to treat patients throughout the year. This allows for free or low-cost healthcare for otherwise expensive treatments. One Bellarmine students said “The Dominican trip was life-changing. I left a piece of my heart there and I would like to go back and retrieve it. I learned to try anything and everything for someone; do not give up, give every resource you can to someone in need.”
Our partnership with Bellarmine is another example of youth leadership and compassion that is changing the face of global health!