Florida State University’s new Fort Pierce regional campus.
The shoes that have not shipped yet moved with them, to a
storage unit in Port St. Lucie, while awaiting shipment.
“Since we now have an abundance of shoes, we are
focusing on collecting medical supplies, cloth diapers, plastic
pants for over the diapers, and diaper pins,” Tessa says.
“We also need several volunteers to organize shoes, put
matching shoes and sizes together, and then box them up.
These volunteers could be adults or high school students
looking for a service project. We’re currently checking shipping
companies who will be able to ship these items to a
children’s nutrition center, among other places in Haiti and
hope to send a container shortly.”
As they continue their medical studies, the sisters are
concerned with needs here at home as well. Tessa’s call
to action? “Forty million Americans don’t have health
insurance. We need to find a way to help them.” Both
young women hope to specialize in working with infectious
and tropical diseases, especially with Florida’s
“When we were growing up, our parents taught us that
we must remember to give back for all that we have been
given,” Molly says. “We hope to make a difference in some
small way to help people who are less fortunate.”
FSU Regional Campus Dean Randall Bertolette, M.D., meets with Judy Linger, M.D., guest speaker cardiologist Babar Shareef, M.D., and Clerkship
Director William Hood, M.D.
Tessa, left, and Molly bag shoes at their Port St. Lucie storage unit for
Share One Pair, their 501c3 nonprofit organization.
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