Author Archives: ashleysharpe

“These are my people”

Here we are in London in transit to The Gambia. We successfully packed every last pair of shoes, can of Gatorade, and all of our IV fluids (Erin can pack A LOT of things in a back pack by the … Continue reading

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Biting Back: Let’s NOT get Rabies please!

 Ashley here. Let me tell you a few things about rabies. Rabies is a Lyssavirus that is carried in saliva of an infected animal. We often think of rabies coming from dog bites, however less than five percent of Rabies cases … Continue reading

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The Meaning of “Support”

Ashley here! So I was thinking yesterday about what it really means to be Erin’s personal medical support staff. Most people would think that it would be making sure Erin does not get sick and die. Good thought. But, as a … Continue reading

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Hug Trees, Not Toilets!

Being Erin’s travel companion to Gambia in 2007, I already know all too well what can happen to a young healthy woman when travelling throughout a country far from home… On our last adventure, Erin became very ill with Typhoid Fever, … Continue reading

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I’m going even if I have to quit my job!

Ashley here: The news is in! I do NOT have to quit my job! I have officially been granted an unpaid leave of abscence for the month of July to be Erin’s medical staff for Love4Gambia. When Erin asked me … Continue reading

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