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The Friends of STIMMA are important people and organisations which make a significant contribution to our work. We want you to know who these wonderful people are so that their work gets the credit they deserve. They are all so busy helping others, that we wanted to take the time to thank them publicly. STIMMA is very proud to call these people and groups our friends.
Wendy O’Connor has been involved with STIMMA from the very beginning. She combines her technical medical experience and musical talent to enhance the STIMMA philosophy. She is presently overseeing the music project that STIMMA has initiated in EL Salvador. Wendy O’Connor’s trip to setup the HARP program was in July 2009 independent of STIMMA, she went back in October/September.
Becky works in Ontario as a Primary Care Paramedic and also teach part time in the paramedic program labs at Conestoga College. During STIMMA trips, she works alongside nurses to triage all the patients that come to the clinics.
“My first trip with STIMMA was to El Salvador in November of 2008 which also happened to be my first time on a plane. It was the first of many great opportunities and experiences that I have been fortunate to partake in. By far, though, the best part of any of these trips are the relationships I’ve built. First is the lasting relationships I’ve forged with other members of the team. Then there are the translators and locals we interact with in the communities we live in. And finally, of course, the people we see at the clinic. Everyone contributes their individual personalities and ideas to create a dynamic and versatile team.”
Mary Gatschene is a registered nurse in Kitchener with experience working in the hospital and in the community. Her goal in life is to help as many people as possible to maintain good health.
”I believe that our mission team represents “Love in Action” and I wish to thank STIMMA for giving me the opportunity to reach out to the poor and help them through education and treatment of illness.”
Jenn Sprach is a graduate of Conestoga College’s journalism-print and broadcast program. She writes and manages STIMMA’s quarterly newsletter and is always trying to find new ways to gather donations for the charity.
“Charities like STIMMA are rare, this is an amazing group of selfless individuals who use their skills to help others. I am honoured to be a part of STIMMA. I love what I do and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to do what I love while benefiting those in need. There are so many disadvantaged individuals in this world and STIMMA brings them the knowledge and tools to create better lives for themselves.”
The project was founded with the only purpose to bless and bring joy to the most needed and hopeless children of the Peruvian Amazon. We can and we want to make a difference in children’s lives, not only by providing them with food, clothes, toys or things that will shortly satisfy their needs and then quickly vanish, but also we want to make sure these children get the vision of approaching life successfully and be able to afford their own living in the closer future by teaching them the ever-lasting values taken from the Word of God.
Dane Sterling is delighted to be able to lend his musical talents in aid of STIMMA. Dane is a singer songwriter from Austin Texas, who, with the Dane Sterling Band, perform traditional and classic country music in and around the greater Austin area. More information about Dane and his Band can be had by visiting his website or by visiting him on MySpace Music for pictures, listen to free streaming MP3s, download Dane Sterling singles, and watch music videos.
Sanjeev Rajput is the owner of JellyTriangle Graphics & Web Design and Co-owner of Kids Creations Art Studio in Cambridge, Ontario. JellyTriangle provides free graphics and web site design services for STIMMA because they truly believe in STIMMA's mission.
"By supporting STIMMA and their medical missions, not only do we help a local charity, but, through their selfless work, we can help spread positive change across the globe. We are honoured to be a small part of what STIMMA does, and proud that we can help to ensure that more of your donation goes directly to the people who need it the most."
Angela is a Designer and a Photographer based in Toronto. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science degree at University of Toronto at Scarborough in Human Biology and a New Media Design certificate at Sheridan College.
Her first mission with STIMMA as the photographer was to Haiti in 2011 where she made it her personal goal to bring awareness to how much joy and pride the Haitians had of their country even with the hardships they faced on a daily basis. She is looking forward to joining STIMMA's future missions, to capture each and every moment and to bring the world closer together through those photos. To see more of her work, please visit: www.angelalau.com
"Being awarded the role of STIMMA's Manager of Communications is such an amazing opportunity on many different levels. Most importantly it allows me to help and be involved all the time even though I can't come along on every mission."
I fell in love with the work and the organization that made the mission possible, firmly believing in STIMMA's "Everyone can make a difference" philosophy. "Volunteering your time is one of the most rewarding things you can do. Getting to see the smiles and results of your hands-on contributions is unbeatable! I'm so thankful to be a part of this team and the all the positive impacts it will make around the world."
Perry lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with his wife, Karen, and their three children: Jared, Nick and Jamie. He has been a small business owner for the past 17 years, running his own Martial Arts School.
Perry has a Diploma in Marketing from BCIT and worked for Procter & Gamble for 12 years, before opening the school. A Director with the Maple Ridge Chamber of Commerce for 5 years, he is also the Chair of the local Chapter of Kidsport.Perry hopes his work with STIMMA can make a small difference in the quality of lives in our world. We should all try to make a little difference
Adele is a mother of one who views the world as one big country. She has been in the radio and television broadcasting industry for over 14 years.
Adele currently works as an afternoon drive host at 96.7 CHYM FM radio and loves it. Over the past 14 years Adele has worked for or on projects with CTV, CNN, CBS, Discovery Canada, 915 THE BEAT, AM 640 Toronto and Save The Elephants Kenya.Adele feels blessed that she can use her communication skills to help create awareness about STIMMA's great work.