Today, we would like to feature a recipient of the Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship as we thank you for your donations to this vital scholarship fund in memory of our friend Claudia.
Sumayya is a graduate of the Mercy In Action College of Midwifery who has been helped by the Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarship, both with her initial midwifery education, and again as she prepares to take the board exam to become a midwife, the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) exam. Sumayya has worked hard on both her midwifery education and nursing classes and is preparing to take her board exam this month. We wish her all the best.
Your support of this scholarship has been a priceless help as students work toward their educational goals, with the end goal in mind of helping to improve the health and health care of vulnerable families around the time of pregnancy and childbirth, as well as caring for the newborn.
We wanted to give a report on exciting news this week; after we made the appeal on Juneteenth to match the money our founders donated toward helping our midwife students who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color, supporters and allies came through in a big way!
Sixty-nine individuals donated almost $6,000, so when added to the initial donation by Scott and Vicki Penwell, our funds came to more than $11,000 to support our BIPOC students this coming school year!
We wish Claudia Booker was here on earth so we could call her and hear the happiness in her voice to know that 69 good people care about racial disparity around childbirth, and want to see more midwives trained to serve the communities that are hurting right now.
Thanks for your support in this campaign, and thanks for your continued prayers for our students to succeed! Knowing this many people are behind them is sure to be a big encouragement to them, beyond the financial help.
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