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Thunder Bay Tourists Carry Medical Supplies to Cuba

Thunder Bay Tourists Carry Medical Supplies to Cuba

Travelling to Varadero, Cuba, can make a difference and save lives! Stan and Janet Roy are not your average tourist. “If you’re going on vacation, why not help someone else if you can?” says Janet Roy. On their last two trips to Cuba, they have done just that. They have taken various medical items for MEMO Cuba. “It’s very easy to do,” says Stan Roy, Janet’s husband,”Especially if you are travelling to a Varadero Beach resort.” Most tourists end up…

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What Can You do for MEMO in 2013?

What Can You do for MEMO in 2013?

Greetings on the start of 2013! One of the things that makes MEMO so different to many overseas humanitarian organizations, is that there are so many opportunities for hands on contributions from dressing dolls to moving 1200 pound mammography machines. From washing last year’s menu off wheelchairs to re-programming the computer on a heart testing machine. From time to time somebody asks if there is something they can do hands on, even if they live away from Thunder Bay. Yes there are! How about selling this…

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Recognizing our Volunteers: Kathy Harman

Recognizing our Volunteers: Kathy Harman

“I went to Cuba with half a heart and returned with a whole heart” is what Kathy Harman reported after spending a week  working with MEMO in Cuba. Kathy recently retired as a surgical nurse specialist,  because of serious health problems. Kathy was one of MEMO’s first volunteers. In 2004 she helped organize the heaps of surgical equipment  that became available with the closing of two old hospitals in Thunder Bay. She and her husband,Wayne, made two subsequent trips to Placetas hospital…

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