Judy Laner brings to CCC six years of volunteer service work in Africa through Free the Children and the Knock Foundation. Her experiences include building schools, working in orphanages, and fundraising and building her own schoolhouse back in 2008. Judy joined forces with CCC in April 2013 in Ethiopia. While there, she took on the tasks of organizing the incoming patients and recording the data of the see and treat findings. Since then, she has joined CCC on numerous programs. She worked tirelessly while in Guatemala in September 2013 and Kenya in April 2014. She will also be busy with patient data on our upcoming trip to Vietnam in December 2014.
“What jazzes me the most about these trips are that I can really help people. I learned how little it takes to make a huge difference in someone’s life over in these remote locations. I also really am fascinated about other cultures. I feel that while I am helping them, they are teaching me as well. I am constantly learning and taking something positive from the experience to apply to my own life. I also feel that our basic needs are all the same no matter where you live. People want to be healthy so that they can live their lives. CCC is helping people to do just that and I am honored to be a part of it.”
While not traveling the globe, Judy resides in Chicago with her new husband and blended family of 6 grown kids and attends Harper College to finish her Interior Design degree.