Touching Lives and Making a Difference
Helping those that are less fortunate with her accomplished skills and compassionate heart is an important core value for Dr. Deborah Sherman. In her teenage years, she began to volunteer while accompanying her father and mother, Dr. Bill and Veta Sherman, on church mission trips to Jamaica and other under privileged areas to help those in need. Later she worked as a summer volunteer in a Nigerian missions hospital in Ogbomosho, Nigeria. Now with her own family, she has been involved in many medical mission trips. Her husband Tim, an accomplished pilot, has flown volunteers and medical supplies to many villages in Mexico over the last twenty years.
Her sons, Jonathan and Jackson, have joined her on mission trips to both Africa and Mexico.
During these volunteer mission trips, she has learned that lives can be changed when generous hearts are mobilized to meet crucial needs through the donation of supplies and services.
Dr. Sherman has learned that working with other medical professionals and the people in the international host community allows a valuable sharing of knowledge. This new knowledge empowers the local people to improve their own health and the health of others.
Dr. Sherman has focused on establishing long term relationships in mission volunteer work. Each visit builds on the success and struggles of the last trip. Ingenuity is always required as medical supplies, instruments, equipment, and medicine are always in short supply. By working with local health professionals in the international communities, she hopes to help them achieve more independence and a higher level of care.
Her two areas of focus in missions work are the Lunsar Eye Hospital in Sierra Leone and various small villages in southern Mexico.
Click here to read more about Dr. Sherman’s work in Africa.
Click here to read more about Dr. Sherman’s work in Mexico.