More Cape Bre­ton­ers among Red Tea con­test fi­nal­ists

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS - BY SHARON MONT­GOMERY-DUPE

Wed­nes­day on a hu­man­i­tar­ian aid trip with Global Brigades to Hon­duras. The group in­cludes Ley’s fa­ther Dr. David Ley and sev­eral peo­ple from the Mayo clinic in the United States.

“ We will be help­ing doc­tors out as­sess­ing what is wrong with pa­tients and do­ing ed­u­ca­tional things like teach­ing wa­ter san­i­ta­tion, how to pre­vent get­ting sick.”

Ley said if they win the trip to Africa, they hope to work on clean wa­ter so­lu­tions and med­i­cal is­sues.

Vol­un­teer­ing is im­por­tant to both of them, she added.

“It is the way it makes you feel, see­ing some­one that you helped and see­ing that you made their lives a lit­tle bit bet­ter — chang­ing the world in small ways, in­spires you to do more.”

In high school, Ley and McMullin started a group at Do­min­ion Ele­men­tary School which vol­un­teered at the Glace Bay Hospi­tal, were in­volved in peer tu­tor­ing and with Girl Guides of Canada.

While in Hal­i­fax, they are lead­ing a group of girl guides, are stu­dent ad­vis­ers to the dean of sci­ence, are ac­tive in the in­ter­na­tional stu­dents group and started a chap­ter of Global Brigades, the world’s largest stu­dent lead hu­man­i­tar­ian aid group.

To vote, go to the web­site at www.rea­choutwith­re­drose.ca.

Sub­mit­ted by Marissa Ley

The team of Glace Bay na­tive Marissa Ley (left), 18, and Chantelle McMullin, 19, Gar­diner Mines, both sci­ence stu­dents at Dal­housie Uni­ver­sity in Hal­i­fax, is among the 10 fi­nal­ists in the Reach Out With Red Rose Tea con­test. The win­ner re­ceives an op­por­tu­nity to em­bark on a vol­un­teer ex­pe­ri­ence in Kenya.

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