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Floating Doctors is the world’s first globally mobile medical team to utilize a green platform to deliver medical relief in remote places!
Floating Doctors is the world’s first globally mobile medical team to utilize a green platform to deliver medical relief in remote places!
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WE JUST MADE IT TO -- CNN -- SO PLEASE CHECK US OUT!!! thank you for all your support!!! HERE ARE THE LINKS:

http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2007/impact/

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/living/2009/10/26/dcl.labrot.floating.docs.cnn

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/health/2009/10/26/natpkg.floating.doctors.cnn

Mission Statement

The Floating Doctors Mission is to reduce the present and future burden of disease in the developing world, and to promote improvements in health care delivery worldwide.

Our Goals Include:

1. Providing free acute and preventative health care services and delivering donated medical supplies to isolated areas.

2. Reducing child and maternal mortality through food safety/prenatal education, nutritional counseling and clean water solutions.

3. Studying and documenting local systems of health care delivery and identifying what progress have been made, what challenges remain, and what solutions exist to improve health care delivery worldwide.

4. Using the latest communications technologies to bring specialist medical knowledge to the developing world, and to share our experiences with the global community and promote cooperation in resolving world health care issues.

All proceeds donated to our cause go to the final preparations to our sail boat (the Southern Wind), medical supplies, equipment and making this dream a reality.

Thank you,

The Floating Doctors Crew
www.floatingdoctors.com

My connection to the Floating Doctors was serendipitous. I had recently moved my photo business to a studio space in Sausalito and was living aboard a 35 foot sailboat in the yacht harbor. While more and more of my photo assignments had been connected with the ocean, I’ve long held a dream to produce a photo-documentary project while sailing around the world. The problem I kept coming back to was the lack of purpose, real purpose. Anyone with enough determination can learn the skills necessary and sail around the world, but I wanted to give back in the best way I could; that is, with photography. Not three weeks after writing an entry similar to this in my journal I was introduced to crew member Graham Litchman. A random meeting on the street in San Francisco has led to my full commitment to the cause. I want as many people as possible to join this Floating Doctors journey, in whatever way you might.
-Justin Lewis

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    And you will be updated with Floating Doctors blog posts and photography from the field!

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    And you receive an 8x10 Crystal Archive print from the voyage! Choose an image on floatingdoctors.justinlewis.com (I will be adding photography to this site soon after our departure). To make your image choice on the site just mention the Portfolio name and image#

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    And you receive a 11x14 Crystal Archive print from the voyage! Choose an image on: floatingdoctors.justinlewis.com (I will be adding photography to this site soon after our departure). To make your image choice on the site just mention the Portfolio name and image#. (exampes of Justin's work go to: justinlewis.com)

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    And you recieve the above (11x14 print of your choice) and a crew portrait, personalized and signed by the whole crew!!!

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    And join us on-board the Southern Wind for a 10-day clinic in one of the remote locations on our itinerary. During the clinic you can jump in and get your hands dirty or just enjoy being part of the crew while experiencing the power of humanitarian work. Get yourself to the boat and everything else will be taken care of. E-mail: justin@justinlewis.com with serious questions concerning the trip.

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