Gracemere teen Jaymie Duncan.
Gracemere teen Jaymie Duncan. Contributed

Gracemere teen raising funds for trip to save lives

GRACEMERE teen Jaymie Duncan has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see what its like to help others, but she needs your help to do it.

Jaymie, a Rockhampton State High School student, wants to work with talented doctors in Tanzania in November next year.

She's taking up the challenge to raise money for the Gap Medics program. She needs to have the money, about $8000, by August next year.

She is planning to pursue a career in medicine, and hopes to one day become a general practitioner.

"I am very excited to dedicate my life to helping people in this way ... this program will give me the opportunity to pursue my passion for the medical sciences, experience different cultures and help people in need," she said.

"This is a once-in-a-life time opportunity to experience what it is like first hand to be a doctor in a foreign country."

The $8000 she needs for the trip covers her accommodation, classes, and airfares to and from Tanzania.

In an effort to raise the money, Jaymie has been working part-time, on top of her school commitments, to raise money for the trip.

But she said she could not do it without financial and emotional support from friends and family.

"I look forward to sharing this adventure with you and would be deeply grateful for your contribution of any kind ... no amount is too small."

If you would like to support Jaymie, you can visit her GoFund Me page.


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