Every now and then, you meet people who are so charged with positive energy, you know they are going to change the world. Shannon Fernando, who is one of the most vibrant and dedicated people we know, is one such person, and the founder of the Alabaster Mobile Clinic. The clinic is comprised of a voluntary medical and civilian staff who have devoted themselves to helping impoverished communities of Africa and South Asia by providing basic health care, and perhaps even more importantly, health education.
We had the pleasure of covering their first ever fundraiser dubbed “A Night for Kenya,” where a few hundred people gathered to watch talented performances, donate money by silent auction, and to gain a little insight into what the Alabaster Mobile Clinic does. Poignant and heartfelt, the event truly captured the spirit of the clinic, highlighting the need for small, effective organizations like this that can harness the support of one community at a time to deliver resources to unreached communities in developing nations. We are truly honored and happy to have participated in the first of hopefully many events by the Alabaster Mobile Clinic. Shannon, we can’t wait to hear the stories you’ll have to share upon your return from Kenya!
Shannon Fernando gives a heartfelt speech about why she started the Alabaster Mobile Clinic.
The Alabaster Mobile Clinic is traveling to Kenya’s Maasailand this July 30th to August 11th! We wish you luck!
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