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NO ONE SAID IT WOULD BE EASY FOR RITA IVERSON


Rita first contacted Volunteers Without Boundaries in April of 2002 after the loss of her beloved granddaughter, Isabella. Rita was heart sick and longed to give back to world what Isabella had given her...love, hope and a reason to wake up every morning.

Rita had just finished reading an article written by Mary Lightfine, president of Volunteers Without Boundaries for the March issue of Emergency Physicians Monthly entitled After The Attack, when she felt compelled to contact us. Rita desperately wanted to send supplies to Afghanistan but didn’t know how until this story started the ball rolling.

Over five years since our first contact Rita has blossomed into a mega humanitarian.

She’s been in touch with literally hundreds of companies as well as government officials to attain her goal to help. Rita has jumped through numerous hoops to develop a system for collecting, collaborating and transporting donations to Afghanistan using only her ingenuity and refuses to accept “no” as an answer! Not only has Rita dedicated her efforts towards helping those in Afghanistan she has contributed greatly towards assisting the needy in the Americas.

When Rita discovered that Volunteers Without Boundaries needed a newborn infant incubator she searched until she found a hospital to donate one. Rita loaded the incubator along with additional medical supplies into her land rover and drove non-stop from her home in Casper,Wyoming to the Volunteers Without Boundaries location in Daytona Beach, Florida. Once the donations were off loaded Rita rested up and drove home. The incubator was then disassembled and loaded into a twin Cessna 337 and flown by Mary Lightfine and Paul Rooy to a small medical clinic in Chaipas, Mexico.

Now nothing is impossible for Rita Iverson. She claims that it is Isabella who inspires her and makes all things possible. Perhaps she is right because I see only positive progress and benevolence in Rita’s work!


Mary Lightfine

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