“With Let Doctors Fly, I know that my money gets to where it is needed!”
Hello Renate. It is great that you are here today and would like to tell us about your experiences with Let Doctors Fly. You support the organization through your role as a project sponsor. How did that come about?
That was a rather spontaneous decision. I was walking along Wilmersdorfer Strasse in Berlin about a year ago and was approached by a nice man who was going around promoting the organization. I was very inspired and the way he presented his case convinced me right way. Then, when I got home, I looked at the website and felt I gladly wanted to help this organization.
What is it about this organization that is so special that made him convince you so easily?
How the organization got started and the initiatives it has undertaken are inspiring. It doesn’t have a lot of resources at its disposal to get something like this on its feet so any form of support is useful. I was especially touched by the fact that I would be helping children with disability. They have very few opportunities to change their situation and therefore rely on help.
And how did your friends and family react to the step you are taking?
“With Let Doctors Fly, I know that my money is going to where it is needed!” Sure, everyone is skeptical in the beginning and questions whether the money they are investing is really going towards the original intent. But as soon as I provided them with information and explained to them that the organization is genuine, I was able to dispel some of the concerns they had.
Are you happy with the organization?
Yes, definitely. I get the newsletter regularly, which provides an ample amount of information. Also, when it comes to questions or concerns, Pamela is always there and that tells me that this is the right organization. Based on all the information I already have, I would definitely recommend the organization to others. I had a positive impression of the organization from the get go and would also like other people to know about it.
Did the sponsorship have a lasting impact on your life?
That is hard to say. Of course, I think about that a lot, especially when I am reading through the newsletter and see the reports on disabled children. Seeing what it is like living as a disabled person in such a country makes me realize even more how well off I am. But that is precisely what motivated me to give a little of my money toward helping these people. Aside from my project partnership, one day I too would like to sponsor a child, because I know that my money will reach its destination.
Thank you very much for the interview and for devoting some of your time. Is there anything else you would like to add?
I would very much like to inspire more people to support this organization and would be happy to answer any questions. It is understandable to be skeptical in the beginning and to question if this is the right choice. So it is natural to ask around.