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A Lesson Learned, A Perspective Changed

This past summer I was fortunate enough to be awarded a scholarship for a trip to Bolivia and Peru for 24 days. It was with the Youth Ambassadors program sponsored by the...

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In Stitches

Blood dripped from the patient’s thumb as an intern jabbed the crescent needle into the nail. The man felt no pain, as he’d received painkillers moments earlier. Clad...

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Fifty Feet from the F-22

     I could feel the pressure waves reverberating through my body. They started with a tingling in my feet, raced up my torso and stopped in my chest. I was keenly aware of every heartbeat,...

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How Nicaragua Defined My Future

Significant moments in life are often connected to memorable places such as Paris, where we snuck my grandma’s ashes into the Tuileries gardens,...

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An Indian Sunset

Our small bus inched down the busy dirt road, unable to weave through the traffic as the cars and motorcycles did. The passengers didn’t much care, each dozing off after an exhausting day of sightseeing...

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No Translation Needed

I thought I was ready for anything.  It was my second year traveling to Nicaragua to do service work.   Lulled into a false confidence, I talked excitedly with the rookies during the...

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A Merciful Mission

The opportunity to journey to Malawi, Africa came...

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The Hike: How I Accomplished What I Thought Was Impossible

There is a mountain in the Dominican Republic named Brison. Never would I have guessed, with my lack of athleticism and of experience in hiking, that I would one day reach the top. But when jumping...

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Home Is Where the Heart Was, Is and Will Be

A broken or separated...

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Natural Beauty and Human Strength

I spent three weeks in León, Nicaragua this summer, and almost every day, Nicaragua surprised me. My experience in León couldn’t have been more different than my life in the United States, and it...

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