Providing first aid at a variety of settings and believing in community
Rural First Aid
Since graduating the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine in 2014, I provide and coordinate first aid at different gatherings and events some being very remote and rural. I however don’t claim to be an expert. During certain events I rely on my team of people to help. I’ve worked on a dirt floor clinic with a team of herbalists, ER doctors, nurses, and EMTS, to provide care to 400-700 people in a week. During the week there, we also mobilize and go to different campsites to check on people daily. I have also have been the first aid coordinator the Great Lakes Herb Faire, a weekend event with 300 attendees for the last six years. At the rural first aid setting we see:
2ND-3RD degree burns
Urinary tract infections
Giardia from drinking live water and contaminated food.
Mobilizing free herbal care and education to vulnerable populations
Community Care Camper
The Community Care Camper was started in 2018 with a goal to provide free herbal services and education to people who are underserved. Currently we work with people who are experiencing homelessness, in and around Ann Arbor, Michigan. In the winter we travel to the warming centers that are located at different churches each month. Our services include first aid care, helping with colds, and flu, building immune function, and chronic health concerns. We also focus on public health education by educating people on self-care and match people with local resources. Because, the way today’s current political climate is, we are all under served in regards to accessing affordable healthcare. We look forward to expanding our services to other marginalized communities. Currently due to covid-19, and me having a baby the community care camper is on hold. We hope to continue soon, and also have added help!
At the warming centers I can see up to ten people in two hours. Because this takes a lot of resources like; alcohol, glycerin, herbs, bottles, capsules, labels, and over the counter supplies- I have created a donate button. All money donated will go towards supplies for this cause and is deeply appreciated. These free clinics are modeled after my teachers Lorna Mauney -Brodek (Atlanta, GA) who runs herbbus.org, and 7song who is the co-founder of the Ithaca Free Clinic, and runs the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine.
Please follow the link below for a list of resources for women, sex workers, low income, homeless, and the LQBTQA community below