Jesper Angelo fundraising for Dental Care in the Marshall Islands

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about 2 years ago

This is my and my dear wonderful wife, Kianna.

Kianna runs a non-profit called Living Islands. One of her big projects this spring is to send a team of 10+ dentists and dental students to a small island called Namdrik in the Marshall Islands. The team is collecting supplies and donating their time, so we have a chance to make a significant impact, for a population group with virtual no dental care available, by just collecting enough donations to get them out there (which is insanely expensive, since United Airlines has a monopoly on the route and won't support us).

Previous projects like this show that three yearly visits like this significantly reduces the severe dental issues and changes the dental hygiene for the community long-term.

I'd like for all of you to think about how much we have, and that $100 of your support can change the life of a child on a small island, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

So think about it, and help us send some doctors to kids that really needs it.

Thanks for reading all of this! :-)

Jesper

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The problem

Dental care is virtually non-existing in the remote outer atolls of the Marshall Islands. Our dental care team, supported by your donations, will make a life-changing difference for the children, women, and men of the Namdrik Atoll.

Your donation

Living Islands is sponsoring a Dental Team to provide five days of critical services in Namdrik, a remote atoll in the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific.

Donations to Children and Youth Dental Care will go to:

  • Basic Dental Health Awareness
  • Preventive Care and Cleaning
  • Extractions

We depend fully on tax-deductible donations from supporters like you! Without your donation, this project will not happen. So far we've raised $13,200!

Please consider donating so we can reach our goal of $50,000!

Please donate today, we need your help now!

LIVING ISLANDS IS A 501(C)3, AND ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.

What the team will do

The daily routine for the dental team will begin with education for all patients and triaging patients. In order to provide the most efficient service, we will conduct short, problem-focused exams to determine the needs of each patient. It is possible that they will have no needs or no needs that we can address at this time.

We will be focusing primarily on simple extractions for provided services. These will entail the least amount of equipment and time, thus maximizing our number of patients seen and people helped.

All dental students participating have previous experience with tooth extractions. Although each tooth and patient present with different scenarios, our goal is for each provider to see a minimum of 10 patients per day.

We have 11 providers and 4-5 days of service, thus we estimate that we should be able to service at least 480 people in our time in the Marshall Islands. As long as we keep chair turnover to a minimum, it is likely that the providers will not have to take extended breaks until we end the service for the day.

It is amazing how the time flies when you are helping people feel better and having fun at the same time.

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Jesper Angelo posted a new update:
about 2 years ago

Update #1

This is my and my dear wonderful wife, Kianna.

Kianna runs a non-profit called Living Islands. One of her big projects this spring is to send a team of 10+ dentists and dental students to a small island called Namdrik in the Marshall Islands. The team is collecting supplies and donating their time, so we have a chance to make a significant impact, for a population group with virtual no dental care available, by just collecting enough donations to get them out there (which is insanely expensive, since United Airlines has a monopoly on the route and won't support us).

Previous projects like this show that three yearly visits like this significantly reduces the severe dental issues and changes the dental hygiene for the community long-term.

I'd like for all of you to think about how much we have, and that $100 of your support can change the life of a child on a small island, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

So think about it, and help us send some doctors to kids that really needs it.

Thanks for reading all of this! :-)

Jesper

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