Stephanie Beeckel, a 2011 graduate of Cony High School, and Natalie Arbour, a 2012 Cony graduate, both students at the University of New England, recently participated in the university’s International Medical Missions IMM(UNE) trip to Cusco, Peru. Alongside two doctors, they set up a free clinic for families and traveled to three local orphanages to provide similar clinics. They also brought hundreds of donated items, which filled 20 checked bags, and enabled them to provide each orphanage with various supplies for the children. Arbour is a dental hygiene major and Beeckel is a medical biology and pre-dental major. IMM(UNE) is a student-run organization that makes an annual trip to different underprivileged countries to provide free medical and dental clinics to families in poverty. Beeckel, president of the organization, also participated in last year’s trip to Quito, Ecuador. Donations for this year’s trip came from Gagne & Son, Facial & Oral Surgery Associates, Brookewood Reality, G&E Roofing Co., Inc., Dr. Carolyn J. Morin, DDS., Dr. Shanna L. Gagnon, DMD., Dr. Michael E. Szela, MD., Dr. Padiath Aslam, MD., Central Maine Drywall, The Chinah Dinah and more.

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