This past summer, I was invited to volunteer with a non-profit organization called Healing Hearts Across Borders, where universities students and professionals who are in the field of medicine and science go down to Tijuana every 3 months for 3 days to help the Mexican people there. We aided the people there by donating clothes, food, free medical and dental care for two straight days in two different areas. When I got there I knew it was going to be an exciting experience but I was really unsure of what to expect. When we finally arrived to one of the sites it was amazing to see how these people lived, at first it was hard for me to communicate since my Spanish is pretty basic so I thought I couldn’t be of much use, but I was able to interact with the children really well. They understood that I didn’t know much Spanish so they would use hand gestures so we could help one another. I was so surprised that even though they were living in such hard and struggling everyday at how easy it was to make them smile and laugh. By the end of day one I had talked to many of the children and when we were just beginning to close up the shops I went across the street and started a fun game of soccer with a lot of the kids. That was the best part of my trip when I go back and reflect upon it. These kids were no different than my friends in
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