EWH Summer 2011 - Central America Blog

I would like to personally thank everyone who has supported my participation financially, physically, and spiritually. Regardless of the size of the contribution, I would not be able to embark on this adventure without you. Furthermore, I would like to recognize the following people for their sponsorship and donations towards my participation:

John Collier, Rotary Club Houston

I wanted to personally thank you for your generous contribution towards my participation in this program. I look forward to bringing back experience and insight to help build a program such as this one in Haiti. Thank you fellow SMU Mustang.

Pony Up!
Arielle P. Lafond

Lisa Waples and Coulter Foundation

Ms. Waples, thank you for your donation towards my participation in this program. I would also like to recognize the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation's efforts  and passion for improving health care and making it more affordable to everyone. Because of people, such as yourself and the affiliates of this foundation, improving health care and conditions globally is achievable. 

To the Coulter Foundation, I thank you for the generous scholarship towards my program tuition. With the scholarship, I was able to have my program tuition completely paid off! I am eternally grateful and I assure you the scholarship is going to my success of the program which will improve the lives of the Honduran people.

Thank you,
Arielle P. Lafond

Dixon Hughes, Melissa Beard, and EWH

Mr. Dixon Hughes, CPA for EWH
Thank you for your contribution towards my participation in the Central America Summer Institute.

Melissa Beard, Executive Director and CEO for EWH
I cannot express how thankful I am! I appreciate all of the sponsorships that may not have been possible without your help. I thank you for taking the time out to assist me in receiving funding for my participation and for your overall guidance.

Robert Malkin and EWH
Without the generous scholarship/fellowship covering a large percentage of my participation costs, I would not be able to attend. I thank you and I look forward to this summer!

Kathy Hubbard, Director of Hart Center for Engineering Leadership (SMU)

Because of your diligence, knowledge, and patience, I am able to extend the knowledge of this program to many very important people and obtain sponsorships. I feel more organized and more prepared to present my plans. goals, and requests to those who could be of assistance. I appreciate everything you've done. not just towards my participation in this program alone, but towards success in NSBE as well. Thank you again

 Very Grateful,
 Arielle P. Lafond

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)

With the assistance from Patrick Bernat, Direcetor of Healthcare Technology Management, and Robert King, Editor of AAMI News, we are building an article featuring this program and my participation in the program in the July issue in the section "Tech World". I humbly appreciate the opportunity to expand the knowledge of this program and all of its benefits. Thank you!

My Wonderful Family!

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 "Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things" 

GOD has blessed me with a family of love and strength and kindness and without my family, my love, and my friends, some things aren't imaginable. Thank you :)
These photos only show a small portion of the huge amount of support I received so I thank you all :)