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ome people vacation
at the beach; others
spend their time engaged in something more
goal-oriented and charitable. Last September, six
members of the Vail Valley Medical Center staff opted to
donate four weeks of their personal time off and traveled
to Tanzania to share their expertise. Dr. Kent Petrie, Jaime
Paulus, Jane Brandes, Lindsey Bischoff, Rachel Connealy
and Sarah Connealy helped the Foundation for African
Medicine and Education (FAME), Haydom Lutheran Hos-
pital and Rift Valley Children’s Village. “I have always been
interested in other cultures and third world healthcare,”
says Brandes. “The disparity that exists in the developing
world, especially with health, is of great concern to me.”
Brandes, a VVMC nurse and her husband, Peter, a
paramedic, have a history in Africa. The couple moved
there to work at Haydom Lutheran Hospital for a full
year in 2001 with their then 7 and 9-year-old children.
The couple has forged many close friendships in the
community, so they’ve returned again and again.
BY
SHAUNA FARNELL
VAIL MEDICAL TEAM SHARES REWARDS AND CHALLENGES
OF THEIR INTENSIVE VOLUNTEER TRIP
The Haydom hospital is largely supported by
the Norwegian Lutheran Mission, which is facing
the possibility of pulling its funding in 2015.
To donate or find out how to help keep
the hospital in operation, visit
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