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Each year, a group of Duke DPT 2nd-year students and Duke DPT alumni travel to St. Elizabeth’s Parish in Jamaica to participate in a weeklong health care mission trip. The group serves as the staff for a stroke camp that provides high intensity physical therapy for members of a rural farming community who have suffered a stroke. Resources and access to rehabilitation and long-term care are virtually non-existent.

The camp is organized four times per year through the non-profit organization Friends of the Redeemer United (FORU) whose mission is to encourage a healing process through awareness and involvement in spiritual, social, educational, and health-related services in rural Jamaica.