Marietta College's first-year Physician Assistant Studies students Elizabeth Blank '13 (Phoenix, Ariz.), Ashley Fouss '13 (Marietta), Meredith Hester '13 (Reston, Va.) and Katie Hunt '13 (Tipton, Mich.) recently collected supplies for the Africa Burn Relief foundation.
More than 1,000 diapers and 50 rolls of surgical tape is just a small example of the supplies they collected. The four students were actually overwhelmed by the response they received during their "Family Feud" during a Night to Give Back on Friday, Feb. 10, in the college's PA Building. The event was deemed a success with donations in supplies ranging from blankets, surgical gloves, ace wraps, syringes and surgical gowns. The group also raised $360.
The event attracted 11 teams made up of five to six members each, and it included both classmates, undergraduates from Marietta's athletic training program and biology club, as well as two teams of local firefighters.
From left, Meredith Hester, Ashley Fouss, Elizabeth Blank and Katie Hunt.
Africa Burn Relief is an organization that helps the Nkhoma Hospital, Malawi, Africa care for burn patients in the community. The Nkhoma hospital has played a key role in providing care for burned children and adults due to the use of fire as their means of cooking and keeping warm. Africa Burn Relief helps to provide medical equipment, train medical personnel, and provide other supplies to the people of Malawi.