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Vote for Life s-s-saver

Postby rubida » Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:53 am

"Snakebite victims rarely die quickly. Death usually comes as the result of upper airway obstruction which leads to choking, or slow suffocation as powerful neurotoxins breaks down your respiratory system. And there’s really no greater despair than sitting around helpless while listening to another human being gasping for a breath of air that will not come!

Which is why when I first visited Papua New Guinea, I was shocked that so many people living in rural communities died from snakebites. In just one week, I discovered that three out of four snakebite victims brought to the local health centre died in this horrible way. This led me to devote my life to a career in research, training and education, to prevent other Papuans from experiencing this cruel fate.

Over the past six years, I’ve conducted research, planned and ran training courses for doctors and care-givers, taught villagers first aid, risked life and limb to catch deadly snakes for anti-venom manufacturing and even edited a textbook on the care for snakebite victims.

Today, I continue to help local doctors treat snakebite cases, and am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to respond to any emergencies. While such commitment involves enormous personal sacrifice, it’s all worthwhile because nothing is more rewarding than knowing you’ve been able to help save a life that was so close to death!"

A Postgraduate Medical Researcher at the Australian Venom Research Unit, David Williams first visited Papua New Guinea in 1995. Over the years, he has developed a deep affection for the country and for his people who are among the friendliest and most genuine that he has met.


David Williams is trying to win a competition being run by the Holiday Inn Hotel Chain, as a means of getting some PR for the project. The project suffers badly from under-funding, so he is keen to find any way he can to raise the profile of snake bite injury in Papua New Guinea.

If you don’t mind spending a few minutes casting some votes online
please follow the instructions below:


1 Go to this web site.. http://www.holidayinneverydayheroes.com ... =57&page=1


2 At the top right, click on "Register"....using your email address (Each e-mail address can only vote once)


3 Pick a password so you can get back in to vote after your email is validated...use anything!


(An email would be sent to your inbox)


4 Click on the "Complete the registration” button in the email and get taken back to the website


5 Click the view all stories....Go to "David Williams..."LIFE S-S-SAVER"... Click on "read more & vote"


6...Click on 5 medals equals 5 POINTS..(Make a comment if you wish)


7 Click "submit" .. and viola you’re done!!!


Closing date: 31st Jan '08
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Postby Mongoose » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:17 am

Im done..

Vote for Dave guys!
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Postby WW » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:23 am

Dave is the most genuine guy around - I have worked with him in PMNG and support this absolutely. Go on folks, support a fellow herper who is doing some amazing work!

Cheers,

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Postby Iggy » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:48 am

its only him and one other really in the running guys, and he is only just behind....SAReptiles could all pull together and make this happen for him....
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Postby rubida » Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:05 pm

The other chap is still 300+ in the lead and only 12 days to go...


300 is 60 people voting with 5medals each.

Vote people vote!
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Postby MV » Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:11 pm

Done...
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A negative person, creates a negative mood, which spoils the power of positivity...
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Postby rubida » Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:57 pm

208 to go!
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Postby armata » Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:23 pm

Done

but have to say the other guy has a good case.
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Postby rubida » Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:57 pm

191 to go!
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Postby rubida » Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:51 pm

162 to go!
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Postby Leos r gr8 » Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:04 pm

Done
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Postby Leos r gr8 » Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:07 pm

156 to go!
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Postby rubida » Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:16 pm

150 to go!

Keep spreading the word guy’s!
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Postby rubida » Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:24 pm

139 to go!
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Postby rubida » Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:37 pm

129 to go!
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