Norfolk, Potsdam residents chosen to travel to work at low-income medical department in Peru
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 5:41 pm

POTSDAM -- Two St. Lawrence County students are among a group of seven Clarkson students who will travel to Peru to volunteer at a low-income medical department.

The students are part Clarkson's 'Doctors Without Borders" organization, which is comprised of students studying biology, pre-med, physical therapy and other health-related majors.

Alycia Short of Norfolk and Tyler Hitchman of Potsdam and five other students will travel to Cuzco, Peru from May 12 to May 25.

The students will be housed in a family setting in where they will experience the customs and traditions of Peruvians, while providing assistance at local medical facilities and clinics for mentally and physically disabled.

Although the group has help several fundraisers, members are still seeking donations to offset the cost of flights and registration fees to participate in the expedition.

Members participating include Short, Hitchman, Zachary Towne, Bayley LeCours, Cassie Smith, Hikari Mamata and Hosana Mamata.

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